In adults, ibuprofen and hemp food products, including hemp oil supplements, cause false positives for THC, according to CVS.com. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that infants sometimes have a false positive THC test due to the chemicals in some baby soaps.Continue Reading
The screening tests used in employment and schools are more likely to return a false positive than the more precise tests where a lab collects and tests urine samples, according to CVS.com. Urine tests are often preferred as they are less invasive than other types of testing. The screening test alerts the potential employer if any of several drugs are in the urine above the threshold level. A false positive may prevent an applicant from getting a job or a student from playing a sport. The applicant has a better chance of protecting his rights if he knows he has taken legal substances that sometimes cause a false positive.
Hospitals also test babies for the presence of THC in their urine, according to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Positive tests may indicate a mother using marijuana while pregnant and, along with other indicators, may precipitate a call to child protective services. Research comparing the way the nursing staff collected the urine samples indicates the chemicals in several brands of baby soaps cause false positives.Learn more about Health
The Florida Blue health maintenance organization covers preventive health care services include counseling, screening tests, vaccines and immunizations for children, adolescents and adults, according to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. Patients should review their contract endorsements, riders or member handbooks to verify the extent of their coverage.Full Answer >
The benefits of taking hemp seed oil supplements include reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer and ingesting beneficial vitamins and minerals, states Medical News Today. As of 2014, studies still need to be done to determine the side effects of hemp seed oil, says the American Cancer Society.Full Answer >
Although rare, pregnancy tests can give false-positives, according to Mayo Clinic. This could be the result of the loss of the pregnancy shortly after the egg implanted in the uterine wall or as a result of taking the test too soon after taking fertility drugs that contain HCG.Full Answer >
For most individuals, the health benefits of omega-3 fish oil supplements greatly outweigh the possible side effects, but it is always important to consult with a qualified physician before taking them. Omega-3 fish oil supplements are taken by individuals for a variety of reasons including lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke or heart attack, lowering triglycerides and reducing symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis, according to University of Maryland Medical Center.Full Answer >