Just curious, if someone took a urine test, NOT a drug test, so that's what i meant by STANDARD urine test. Considering that it takes drugs into consideration, would methadone show up as an opiate/opioid or as SPECIFICALLY methadone.
I'm curious b/c at my methadone clinic they say they test all these drugs, that they can even tell the LEVEL of drugs..blah, blah, blah. When in reality i know for a fact that they do not test for dextroamphetamine, MDMA, MDA, Mushrooms, and of course weed which is a standard policy that you can smoke while on treatment, without it considering it as a drug and fucking up your carries and whatnot....They def test for narcotics, cocaine and benzodiazepams. I know this for a fact as well...BTW with the ones that i said they dont test for, i know b/c i went in either high as fuck on one of those drugs or had consumed it in the last 24 hours.
Here's where it gets tricky however, in the benzodiazepams section, if i were to take a valium they could tell it was valium, if i took lorazepam they could tell as well, clonazepam...xanax, same deal, the reason that i believe that they can tell is from each benzo's metabolites, b.c every benzo has a different metabolite that it breaks down into, and i would think that is what they actually test for.
Now could this same theory apply to opiates? Since there are many opiates and opioids there are just as many metabolites to tell the certain/specific drug you took. Also another reason for their abbility to test so good for benzos but so shitty for most other drugs, is b/c at the clinic they deal with benzo addicts too, and there are a very few number of people, that are there only for a benzo addiction..i guess they do benzo maintance as well?! No clue but the doctors can prescribe anything they want however. Also since opiates/benzos are brothers, could it be easier to test for benzos (specifically) then opiates (specifially) meaning by the actual opiate/benzo used.
Any replies are welcome. Please respond to my original question.