Buprenorphine is a medication used in the treatment of opioid addiction and to a lesser extent, chronic pain management. It's a partial opioid agonist, which means it can produce effects similar to opioids but with a lower risk of dependence and abuse compared to full opioid agonists like morphine or heroin. Buprenorphine is often used in medication-assisted therapy (MAT) for opioid addiction, helping to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings....


Who would benefit from testing buprenorphine?

Testing for buprenorphine is essential in treatment programs for opioid dependency to monitor compliance and prevent misuse. It’s also useful in clinical settings for patients prescribed buprenorphine for pain management, to ensure proper usage. Additionally, drug testing for buprenorphine may be conducted in workplace screenings, legal cases, and in medical settings to assess potential abuse or overdose.

How long does buprenorphine stay in your system?

Buprenorphine can be detected in urine for up to 7 days after use, in saliva for up to 3 days, and in blood for up to 2 days. In hair follicle tests, it can be detected for a longer period, typically up to 90 days. These detection windows can vary based on factors like frequency of use, dosage, and individual metabolism.

How long after use should you take the test?

For most accurate results, GetTested’s buprenorphine test should ideally be taken within within 7 days of the last use.

What are the signs of buprenorphine overdose?

  • Respiratory depression or difficulty breathing
  • Extreme drowsiness or sedation
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Muscle weakness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Loss of consciousness or coma
  • Nausea or vomiting

Test(s) that measure/test for Buprenorphine

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