Published Mar 22, 2005
I have a question about regarding a pt. who believes that drinking water will help him pass a urine drug screening. I know IT does not work but does anyone know how long marijuana will show up in a urine test?
klone, MSN, RN
Hello everyoneI have a question about regarding a pt. who believes that drinking water will help him pass a urine drug screening. I know IT does not work but does anyone know how long marijuana will show up in a urine test?
Everything I have read, you can test positive up to one month.
I work in the lab: answer is +/= 30 DAYS.
It depends on how often they use it. If let's say they are habitual users-meaning they have been smoking marj. regulary for a lengthy time it can take longer than 30 days versus someone who smoked one night at a party and doesn't smoke it regularly, say once a year, it could be out of the system in as little as 72 hours. I got this information from an RN that works on a detox unit and also have read it in the course of study too!
Thanks everyone. At least I have the answer for the next pt. :chuckle
the PT wanted to know? riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
Patient or nursing student, keep in mind it stays in the system for up to 30 days and now some hopitals are requiring a drug screening......even for students!
Marie_LPN, RN, LPN, RN
The smart thing would be not to smoke the stuff in the first place, and then the question wouldn't have to even be asked.
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