Urine Drug Screen

1.I’d like to check something with the Urine Drug Screen station. Are psychotropic medications actually detected in urine? I’m just checking so I didn’t misunderstand the information in the video, as I thought that the Urine drug screen is only for detection of illicit drugs:

Yes, you are correct in that urine drug screens are only for the detection of illicit drugs.

During the tutorial I was only making a minor point that it was possible to get false positives on urine screens if patients were on other medications e.g NSAIDs. This is only a minor point. Don’t worry about this as this is something that will come up during this particular MRCPsych CASC station. I only brought this up as it was mentioned in some of the papers I had referenced for this tutorial and was just for your general clinical knowledge. 🙂