Suboxone Drug Test / Buprenorphine Drug Test
SKU #: D1-BUP
Detection Period - 2-4 days after use
Detection Level - 10 ng/mL (with Buprenorphine as the Calibrator*)
Brief description of drug: Pain reliever and used for opioid dependence management.
Typically prescribed for: Opioid addiction treatment.
Effects: Relief from pain, euphoria, respiratory depression
Forms: tablet and film
Methods of Consumption: Swallowed
Buprenorphine is prescribed at low doses as an addiction therapy drug or substitute for an abused drug, like heroin. Buprenorphine has enough of an opiate effect to help the dependent individual to give up heroin without experiencing the full withdrawl symptoms.
Buprenorphine is a member of the opioid class of drugs and it is made from thebaine which is a natural compound found in opium poppy juice.
Similar in purpose to methadone, buprenorphine (also known by its trade names of Suboxone, Subutex, and Temgesic) is most commonly seen as an addiction management aid. As Wired Magazine puts it, buprenorphine "pushes the same buttons as heroin or painkillers like Vicodin, Percocet, or OxyContin, only without the high or any other significant side effects." Both methadone and buprenorphine are used to help patients detox, but buprenorphine is longer lasting, not necessarily requiring a daily dose. Buprenorphine is seen as less addictive than methadone and easier to withdrawal from.
Suboxone is more commonly prescribed than Subutex (and in fact, both of those and Temgesic are all made by the same company, Reckitt Benckiser, formerly Reckitt & Colman). Suboxone includes naxolone in order to deter abuse by injection.
Recreational buprenorphine abuse is common in Scandanavia, but not in the United States.
The Buprenorphine urine drug test uses Buprenorphine as the calibrator for the stated 10 ng/mL testing level. The following table lists the concentrations of compounds (ng/mL) that are detected as positive in this urine drug test
Suboxone Drug Test Instructions
Before performing the suboxone drug test, read the instructions that come with the test. Make sure you have a clean and dry container for the sample and a timer or wristwatch so you can keep track of when to check for results.
Collect the urine specimen in the clean and dry container at any time of the day (the concentration of substances in urine is generally greater in the morning but the test can be conducted at any time). Allow the urine specimen to drop to room temperature (about 68-86 degrees Fahrenheit, this takes about 5-8 minutes).
Remove the cap from the end of the test device and immerse the test stick into the sample. The test stick has wavy lines on the part that is immersed in the sample. Be sure to get the sample to at least the level of those lines, but do not let it go higher than the lines and touch the test device. The test should be immersed in the sample for at least 10-15 seconds.
Take the test out of the sample and put the cap back on the test. Place the test on a flat, non-absorbent surface. Read the results after 5 minutes.
If the sample is negative for suboxone / buprenorphine, there will be a line in the C section of the test and a line in the T section of the test. Even if the line is extremely faint, the test is still negative for the presence of suboxone /buprenorphine.
If the test is non-negative, or in other words positive, for suboxone, there will be a line in the C section of the test but no line in the T area of the test. This means that the test has detected suboxone / buprenorphine in levels of over 10 ng/mL in the urine sample.
If the test is invalid and not working properly, no line will appear in the C section of the test. If this happens, please let Home Health Testing know by calling 1-888-448-5657 or sending us an email at cs at homehealthtesting.com.
Suboxone / Buprenorphine Drug Test - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What drugs will show up on this test?
Drugs that contain buprenorphine will show up on this test. Among the most popular brands are Suboxone, Subutex, and Temgesic. These drugs are used to help those addicted to opiates/opioids, such as heroin, kick the habit. Buprenorphine-based drugs are used instead of methadone for this purpose with increasing frequency.
Q: Will oxycodone show up as positive on this test?
No, oxycodone will NOT show up as positive on this test. There are no drugs that cross-react with this test. It only picks up buprenorphine-based drugs (again, like Suboxone, Subutex, and Temgesic).
Q: Will methadone show up on a suboxone / buprenorphine drug test?
No, methadone will NOT show up as positive on this test. The only drugs that will show up as positive on this test include buprenorphine. Methadone does not include buprenorphine.
Q: Will suboxone / buprenorphine show up on other screens?
Buprenorphine based drugs like suboxone will not show up as positive on other screens. If someone has buprenorphine and buprenorphine alone in their system they will not show as positive for Opiates, Oxycodone, or Methadone. Buprenorphine will not interefere with those tests.
The Suboxone/Buprenorphine Drug Test tests for the following drugs: