Does The Rapid 5 Panel Drug Test Detect A Metabolite Benzoylecgonine?


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James Parnell answered
Benzoylecgonine is the main metabolite of cocaine - so, as cocaine is screened for in a rapid five panel drug test, then benzoylecgonine will be detected, (provided enough has been taken).

Cocaine is absorbed in the liver and excreted in the urine, but traces of the drug and its metabolite can be detected in saliva, blood and hair follicles as well.

Does a five panel drug test detect benzoylecgonine?

As the name suggests, a five panel drug test looks for five substances in a person's system. These are:

  • Cannabinoids (THC - the active ingredient in marijuana and hashish)
  • Cocaine (including the metabolite benzoylecgonine!)
  • Amphetamines (such as amphetamines, methamphetamine and MDMA)
  • Opiates (such as heroin, opium, codeine and morphine)
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Ten panel urine screenings will also look for cocaine and benzodiazepines.
Therefore, if you are currently using cocaine or another substance which contains the metabolite benzoylecgonine, then you will fail a urine, saliva, blood or hair follicle test.
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Anonymous answered
Benzoylecgonine (ecgonine benzoate) is the primary metabolite of cocaine. It is formed in the liver by the metabolism of cocaine. Therefore it would show up under Cocaine at certain levels of concentration.

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