Does Xanax Show Up On Drug Tests? The Answer…

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Does Xanax show up on drug tests?

The short answer is:  YES.

And here is why.

Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is a benzodiazepine.  This is a major category of drugs that includes other “downers” such as Valium and Klonopin.  Benzodiazepines have been around since the 1950s, and they present some significant withdrawal risks.  So for practical reasons it is certainly no surprise that a Xanax Drug Test exists.

If you are on a benzodiazepine of any kind (Klonopin, Xanax, Valium, Ativan, etc.) the Xanax Drug Test will record a positive.  It can detect benzodiazepines in urine 3-7 days after use.

Aside from being picked up on a single strip urine drug test, Xanax and benzodiazepines in general can be tested for in multi drug urine tests.  Our 10 panel iCup test, as well as our 12 strip drug test, detect the presence of benzodiazepines in urine.  The 12 strip test is known as the “construction test” as a gesture to the extent of drug testing that is done on construction sites.

So again, the short answer is – yes, Xanax can be drug tested for.  Look for BZO, the abbreviation of benzodiazepine, or Xanax, or Valium when you are trying to purchase a Xanax Drug Test.  With prescription drug abuse on the rise in the United States, this type of drug test will no doubt become increasingly common.


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  3. Katie says:

    I took a bar and did some meth and drank a bit last night. I have a UA coming up in a couple weeks? Am I good to go?

  4. jodi says:

    i take xanax and have an appointment with a pain mgmt doctor will my xanax show up on a pee test

  5. Joy says:

    I took 0.5 mg or Klonopin on June 18 and had a hair sample test for a job on July 12. I have never taken it. I just recently got the rx. I was just wondering if it would show up on that test since that is the only time I have ever taken it.

  6. nick says:

    does vicodin and weed come up the same thing in a urine test?

  7. Sean says:


    No, Vicodin and weed will not come up the same. One is an opiate, and the other is, well, weed lol. It will show up as two different things.

  8. shlly says:

    i need to pass a drug confirmation test. i am rx’d xanax and hydrocodone. i have not taken them for a month. if i take some now how long until they will show in my system?

  9. Lora says:

    I think…if you are PRESCRIBED these meds, it doesnt matter if they show up or not, you obv have a valid reason to take them!