I have heard that eating a poppy seed muffin can cause a person to test positive for opiates on a drug test. I have always been interested to see if this was true, so today I thought I would do that test.
I picked up a few drug tests, and a few muffins.
This is by no means a scientific test, so it can not conclude anything ether way this goes, I am doing it for fun. You can believe it if you want, or try it for yourself. I am uncertain how long it takes for poppy seeds, or any food, to be digested enough to be picked up by blood steams and actually make a difference in any readings, so I am going to be guessing.
I started with a test first thing in the morning, this was to make sure there was nothing causing a positive reading. This is my control.
I placed the test in my urine for a few seconds, allowed it to be absorbed, then I left the test for a few minutes for the lines to come stronger.
Tests on all panels are negative.
I ate my first poppy muffin.
Roughly an hour after doing the first test, I did another one.
The test line for opiates is extremely faint, but it is there (just). Compared to the first test it is non existent, although the test is a slightly different make. All the tests I got where in the same box, so I would not have knowingly bought different brands, or batches. I do not know how much difference this makes.
I ate another muffin. I will check again at about ten O'clock
The second two tests were the same, while the first one was a little different. I don't know how much difference this makes, but I do wish I had known that before I started so that my control could have been the same. While I am happy with the results, I might keep a test to do tomorrow morning, as a second control. That way I can have a control in the same type as the two tests.
The next day
Because I was not happy with the fact that the test I used for a control looked a little different I did another test. This was the same type as the ones I used for the second and third tests.
In my mind this is a clear indication that eating a poppy seed muffin can make you test positive for opiates on a urine test. My methods where not 100% scientific, and I had nobody checking up on me, controlling the testing, and making sure I am actually taking photographs of the tests I am actually doing. This is enough evidence for myself to believe it, but I would rather tell anyone else who wants this information to do the tests themselves.