|Posted: 3/28/2012 11:51:30 AM|Soooo, I've jumped on the Chia bandwagon. (Comes up as an opiate in drug tests) I've also been sick and was prescribed a codeine cough syrup. I just applied for a job and they asked if I could be drug tested. There may not be any chance it will get that far but if I do get tested how long do you think it will take to get the "drugs" out of my system.
Harley Riding Pea
Loc: 10,000 Lakes and Double Cities!
|Posted: 3/28/2012 11:54:14 AM|
I'd stop the chia seeds and bring with you the prescription for the codiene when you take the test so they can see it. Opiates can show in your system for about a week. They'll have threasholds to say it's "positive" or not to allow for traces of them in your system.
|Posted: 3/28/2012 11:55:51 AM|
oh wow, I had no idea Chia seeds would show up as an opiate! I hope you get some good answers on this thread because I might have the exact same problem since I jave a final interview for a new job today!
Mommy to Maximus!
|Posted: 3/28/2012 11:58:56 AM|
I would also make sure you disclose the Chia seeds at your drug testing appointment, just in case.
|Posted: 3/28/2012 12:23:18 PM|
When I started the job I'm at (almost 7 years ago), I was on Tylenol #3 for an injury. When I was drug tested, I tried to give them a copy of the prescription but they weren't allowed to take it due to HIPAA (at least that's why they told me they couldn't.) I had to wait until I came up positive for the drug test and fax a copy of the prescription to the drug testing facility.
|Posted: 3/28/2012 12:35:57 PM|I just submitted the application today so it's positive thoughts on my part that I will even get to the drug testing stage.
I am obviously going to discontinue use of the chia and codeine just to be safe.
Hopefully I will get an interview and the process will move a little slow so everything will be good to go.
|Posted: 3/28/2012 1:26:13 PM|
Poppy seeds show up as an opiate, too.
|Posted: 3/28/2012 3:41:20 PM|
Usually it's not a problem as long as you disclose a legal drug when you get tested. When my husband has had to have tests for teaching jobs, he tells them he takes Concerta for ADD since he will show positive for methylphenidate. Has never been an issue for him---maybe you should ask the testing ocmpany?
in Fairy Tale Land
Loc: Philly 'burbs
|Posted: 3/28/2012 4:05:08 PM|
When I was drug tested, I tried to give them a copy of the prescription but they weren't allowed to take it due to HIPAA (at least that's why they told me they couldn't.) I had to wait until I came up positive for the drug test and fax a copy of the prescription to the drug testing facility.
My company popped me for a drug test last fall just after I have knee surgery. I advised HR about my recent surgery and all the drugs I was legally prescribed and asked what documentation they wanted me to provide. Their answer was the same: wait til you fail the test and we'll ask you for appropriate documentation. Apparently to them, providing it up front seems more suspicious then failing the test
|Posted: 3/28/2012 4:57:09 PM|
Apparently to them, providing it up front seems more suspicious then failing the test
That's because a lot of people show up with some levels of codine or other chemicals in thier system. Many of these chemicals presribed or legally avilable. Generally the testers are not looking for use of medicines in an indivdiual. They are looking for abuse of medicines which will be at a higher concenteration in the blood stream then say consuming two peices of chia and poppy seed bread would give.
And if they double checked the paperwork of everybody who tested postive to drug trace or safe levels of a medicine in ther system it would slow the whole testing process to a standstill.
|Posted: 3/28/2012 5:13:01 PM|
I have never heard of this so of course I had to google it. Routine drug tests like a DOA (Drugs of Abuse) panel in a hospital don't test for salvia, which is what the chia seeds would test positive for. I haven't heard of employers testing for it (salvia) but I haven't been searching for a job in a long time, either. Anyway chia seeds will NOT test positive for opiates. That's poppy seeds. Opiates are products of the poppy plant, a specific type of poppy in particular, but the seeds can trigger a positive test.
I wanted to know more because I could be drug tested at any time (hospital healthcare), so I like to know what's going on with diet supplements.
ETA: routine testing looks for benzodiazipines, cocaine metabolites, THC, and opiates. It can't tell which specific med/drug it is but it provides levels. If anyone has other info please feel free to correct me.
Loc: In a state of confusion
|Posted: 3/28/2012 6:05:35 PM|
What are Chia Seeds used for?