Random drug testing is increasingly popular in the work place, and routine urine tests screen for the “big five” illegal drugs: marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates and PCP. But some legal substances could cause you to fail a routine drug screening and put your job in jeopardy.
Psychopharmacologist Dr. Eileen DiFrancesco joins The Doctors to explain how these three substances could trigger a false-positive result:
The three substances should be out of your system within 72 hours of taking them. If you get a false-positive result in a drug test, Dr. DiFrancesco says you can request a more comprehensive test.