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False Positive Opiate Immunoassay Associated with Naloxone

Specialty:

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

Objective:

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Description:

Naloxone (Narcan) is an opioid antagonist that may cause a false-positive immunoassay for opiates. Naloxone may be administered to a patient who presents with stupor or coma to the Emergency Department.

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