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Test Description

Why get tested?

One of the sets of drugs whose misuse is harmful to health is called benzodiazepines. Healthcare practitioners prescribe the benzodiazepines test if there are any signs of misuse of benzodiazepines-containing medicines. Moreover, this test is also prescribed if the healthcare practitioner suspects an accidental overdose of this drug. The benzodiazepines drug test screens for the following drugs:

  • Phencyclidine

  • Marijuana

  • Barbiturates

  • Amphetamines

  • Cocaine

  • Opioids

What is being tested?

The benzodiazepines test is a urine test that identifies benzodiazepine medicine and its metabolites. Benzodiazepines are medications used to ease anxiety, prevent seizures, support sleep, relax spasms of muscles, and sedate patients but overdose or misuse of them is harmful to health.

Preparation needed?

Benzodiazepines test does not require any specific preparation, however, you have to inform the healthcare provider about all the supplements, vitamins, herbs, and medicines that you are taking. Taking sertraline can cause a false positive result in the benzodiazepines drug test.

Fasting required?