can poppy seeds make you test positive
**In most cases, consumption of poppy seeds in foods will not cause a positive doping test. However, it may be possible to exceed the morphine threshold by eating foods with poppy seeds and USADA can’t predict how long morphine or morphine metabolites from poppy seeds will stay in your system.
Claim: The consumption of poppy seeds used on bagels and muffins can produce positive results on drug screening tests.
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If you know you have a drug test coming up, you really should avoid all products with poppy seeds for at least a few days before the test, Wider says. That includes poppy seed dressings, muffins
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But poppy seeds really can make you fail a drug test, The positive test result meant that her daughter had to stay in the hospital and be monitored for five days.
Responses (3) The cut off limits for a positive result are set so that a few poppy seeds like you would find in a bagel or muffin will not set off a positive result but a dose of medication will. Poppy seeds contain both Morphine and Codeine and can cause false positives for Opiates in urine tests.
While the amount of opiates found in poppy seeds doesn’t have much of an effect on humans, the seeds are often used in bird food because they can act as a pain reliever for birds, plus cure diarrhea and stomach pains. Not to mention, they’re pretty nutritious for birds as well.
When poppy seeds are ingested, any opium that is on the seeds is also ingested. Depending upon where the seeds came from, how they were washed, and the amount of seeds consumed, enough of that substance can be absorbed to produce morphine in the urine and produce a positive test result.