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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:25 pm 
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I have just returned from my sub doctor appointment -at which I get
urine tested every time I go there, which is every other month. Anyway,
I have not been smoking any pot at all- have not even been around anyone
who is smoking it, but at this visit, my doctor had informed me that the dipstick
had shown up "lightly positive" for pot.

For what it's worth, I did take two Advil that I last night,
and 2 Tbsp of DayQuil this morning.

Here are the ingredients that are in the DayQuil:
Acetaminophen - 325 mg
Dextromethorphan HBr - 10 mg
Phenylephrine HCl - 5 mg

Does anyone have any ideas to what may have caused my "lightly positive"
result for marijuana?

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As far as I know neither Advil or Dayquil would have caused you to test positive for pot but I don't really have much knowledge in the subject. If I had to guess I would say the stick he used was faulty, I do know dipstick tests are not very accurate. If it were to happen again I would ask him to do a retest. I hope nothing bad came of it and that your Dr listened to you. If you feel like sharing, let us know.


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maybe a defective dip stick
Lightly positive? Maybe he was "fishing"
Maybe someone baked some MJ cookies & did not tell you?
(hey, its happened to me)


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I doubt a medical professional would draw any firm conclusions from a lightly positive result. Dipstick tests are hardly full proof, and don't hold up in court. Doctors / nurses / rehab workers I've found mainly use them to draw out a confession. Adamant denial of any positive always leaves some doubt in them. (I'm not teaching anyone to wriggle out of drug tests, just sayin. :D ) Just like sweet16 said, it sounds like he was fishing.

Definitely tell him though about the medications you take. DXM has been known to cause false positives, but mainly for opiates, and phenylephrine for amphetamines.


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sweet16 wrote:
Maybe someone baked some MJ cookies & did not tell you?
(hey, its happened to me)

No- that hasn't happened.
And, I haven't even been around anyone who smoked any pot since March.
I actually have come to dislike that drug and all that it has done to me.
(No offensive to ppl who do like it.)

Thanks for all of the replies.
I posted this on one other forum and have gotten some good answers there, too.

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Have you used pot in the recent past? Like, up to a year or two ago?

I know THC is highly fat-soluable... so maybe you burned up some fat that had some THC dissolved in it causing a positive test? This wouldn't make much sense though, as you can pee clean from pot after a month or two with heavy heavy yearly use.


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