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Evaluation of Urinary Opiate Levels After Ingestion of Poppy Seed Product

Purpose:

To determine if recent ingestion of a poppy seed product could explain a positive urine drug screen for opiates.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

F11.1

Description:

Ingestion of a poppy seed product with a sufficient number of poppy seeds can result in detectable levels of morphine and codeine in the urine. Certain findings can help distinguish opiate abuse from poppy seed ingestion.

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