Clinical Education Center
Poppy Seeds and Interpreting Opiates Drug Testing
Description: Attendees learn about the poppy plant, opium composition and poppy seed opiates, poppy seeds as a dietary product, the fundamentals of opiates drug testing, ingesting poppy seeds and opiates drug testing results and heroin drug test options. This presentation is especially valuable for providers who are acquainted with testing patients to monitor drug abstinence or compliance or abstinence and compliance.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the drug composition of poppy seeds
- Interpret drug tests and poppy seed claims
- Understand what tests to order to better differentiate heroin use
ASCLS P.A.C.E.® credits are available to laboratory professionals through April 28, 2015.