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Addiction and Substance Abuse

PG/MG

10/20/2006

Question:

ON A POSITIVE RESULT FOR COCAINE WHAT DOES 1167 PG/MG MEAN? IS THAT HEAVY USE OR LIGHT?

Answer:

There are many variables which impact the level of cocaine in a positive test result.  Since cocaine is an illegal substance, any positive result is significant, and it does not matter if the use is "heavy or light". 

You can not compare this result to a blood alcohol level since alcohol is a legal substance and there is an arbitrary "legal" limit for this substance.

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Response by:

Deborah L Hoy, CNS Deborah L Hoy, CNS
Clinical Instructor at the College of Nursing
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University