Codeine drug testing

About Codeine


Codeine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Codeine is used to treat mild, moderate and severe pain. It is most commonly prescribed for a variety of painful conditions, including dental and injury-related pain.

Do you test for Codeine?

Alphabiolabs can test a subject for Codeine use. We test using state of the art drug testing equipment and processes to ensure that if Codeine is present it will be detected. Also we can detect Codeine over a period of time to show if a subject has stopped using Codeine. For example if someone was using drugs in the past for medical reasons, but claims to have stopped when it is no longer being prescribed, this can be checked.

It is not an illegal drug to posses when on prescription, but such tests can confirm whether or not drugs are being used irresponsibly (including consumption frequency to constitute addiction) or against their intended purpose (abused).

Common names

Codeine, cody, captain cod, vicodin, oxy, oxy cotton, cotton, pain killers.

Classification/legal status

Codeine is a Class B drug, except in low concentrations when combined with paracetamol or ibuprofen, where it is freely available.

Codeine Availability

An All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Misuse report estimates that over 30,000 people in the UK are addicted to some form of painkiller containing codeine.

Codeine Effects

Codeine is extracted from opium, which is the dried milk of the opium poppy. They are both powerful painkilling drugs that act directly on the central nervous system.

Codeine Risks

Adverse effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation and drowsiness. There are more serious side effects in larger doses, such as respiratory depression, hypotension and muscle rigidity.

Apply for a Codeine drug test here

We have made the process of registering your drug testing case very easy. You can register your test in a number of ways. Firstly feel free to register over the phone by calling: (UK) 0333 600 1300 or (International) 00441925 255450 and speak to one of our expert team.
Alternatively you can download our registration form (below), complete all the details and and email back to You can also register your case online using the below button where we collect all the details of the case and send you our quite for the testing service you require.

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