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    I have to go to a lab tomorrow for standard pre-employment drug testing. This would not be a problem for me, but it just so happens that this morning, I ate a regular bagel, that happened to have some little black seeds on one side. After eating it, I belatedly wondered- could those have been poppy seeds?

    In case they were, we called the lab to ask about it. They claim that they have raised the tolerances in the test to rule out false positives due to poppy seeds. I also read that it can take up to 72 hours for the substance in poppy seeds to leave your bloodstream.

    Doee anyone know anything about this? I do not want to produce a false positive test, but I have to have it done tomorrow.
     
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    The poppie seeds on the Bagel are not the same variety as the Heroin producing poppies...so I would sleep well if I were you! :thanks:
     
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    Are you sure they will not cause a false positive?

    I have always heard they will.

    To be completely safe, don't go near the damn things,
    of any variety, for three weeks, never mind three days.
     
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    The person we talked to at the Lab said they used to cause false positives, and but for raising the tolerance levels, they still would.
     
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    there are many varities of poppies..however opium poppies,seeds and pods are illegal to possess in the US...you would have to eat a whole bag of Calif. poppie seeds to get a false positive from these! :laugh:
     
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    however it is a false positive as opium poppies are not used on bagels...it use to give a false positive...the tests were altered to compensate for false opiates as they do not exist in the variety of poppie used even though they mimicked the opiates on tests that were not accurate...so one could still receive a positive if one ingested a whole bag of seeds...but not the number found on bagels normally ingested...so it is safe to enjoy a bagel or two or three...
     
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    I caught this before.

    Are all labs as rigorous?

    Does the person you know not suggest at all
    staying away from poppy seeds?

    Too bad for a lot of people pot lasts even longer.

    I'm not in the job market now, but I might be down
    the road, so what does your lab contact say about pot?

    I know test tubes won't help, since ya gotta strip now.

    Better watch the haircut cycle too, right?

    More inside information, please.
     
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    re-schudule ...you really don't want to risk a pos. do you?

    Didn't I hear you had a fever and were ill?
     
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    Never eat more than a bagel or two...stay away from Mary Jane as she is a bad girl...never shoot up or snort funny white powder...and never smoke anything that does not come with a US tax seal...you should pass your test just fine! ;)
     

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