Understanding drug metabolism in urine is quite complex. Drugs will often metabolize into additional pharmaceutically active compounds of which themselves are separately branded and marketed drugs. The tables below show some of the more common metabolic pathways for opiates and benzodiazepines. If you have specific questions about a patients test results, our laboratory staff members are at your disposal.
Metabolism is quite complex, our 2-page report summarizes our findings into three easy to interpret categories: