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Benzodiazepines, Blood

Benzodiazepines, Blood: What is the Test About?

The Benzodiazepines, Blood test is used to determine the presence of sedatives called Benzodiazepines in blood.

What is Benzodiazepines, Blood?

Benzodiazepines, Blood is done to evaluate the medicine in the blood called benzodiazepine which known to depress the central nervous system.

  • These medications are used as sedatives or tranquilizers.
  • They induce sleep in the patients and relax muscles.
  • These medications can also lead to an addiction if abused.

This medication, when used with alcohol, can be extremely fatal.

Why is Benzodiazepines, Blood suggested?

Benzodiazepines, Blood is suggested for the following symptoms:

  • If the patient reports a loss of muscle control.
  • Difficulty in thinking and talking.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Cardiac arrest.

The test can also detect any prohibited or illegal medication.

How is Benzodiazepines, Blood performed?

Benzodiazepines, Blood is performed as follows:

  • The test is done by drawing blood from the vein of the patient.
  • The sample is collected in a tube.

The sample is then sent to the laboratory for the tests.

 

What are the parameters measured in Benzodiazepines, Blood?

Parameters measured in Benzodiazepines, Blood are:

  • Benzodiazepine blood screen.
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Phencyclidine
  • Barbiturates
  • Opioids

Preparation before performing Benzodiazepines, Blood

Preparation for Benzodiazepines, Blood is as follows:

  • Although no specific preparation is needed, the doctor should be informed about any ongoing medications or supplements or any illegal substances which may interfere with the results of the test.

Post-care after Benzodiazepines, Blood

Post-care for Benzodiazepines, Blood is:

  • A doctor should be consulted to inquire about the results and discuss treatment options.

Sample types in Benzodiazepines, Blood

Sample types in Benzodiazepines, Blood:

  • Blood sample from the vein.

Side effects/risks of Benzodiazepines, Blood

Side effects of Benzodiazepines, Blood may be:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Bleeding from the site of the puncture.
  • Dizziness

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