Poppy seed bagel leads to 'traumatizing' drug test result for expectant mom

Poppy seed bagels

You've probably heard it's a bad idea for a person to eat a poppy seed bagel before taking a drug test. I was sitting in the bed. The woman, Eden was preparing to give birth and was having contractions when the doctor at St Joseph Medical Center informed her that she was tested positive for opiates. The new mother was shocked, especially when staff members told her she was being reported to the state.

Eden had learned in a health class that eating poppy seeds could cause a false positive, and her test meant her daughter had to stay in the hospital for five days. "And I ate a poppy seed bagel this morning for breakfast, ' and she said, 'No, you've been reported to the state, '" Eden told the news station.

Eden described the incident as "traumatizing".

Professor Atholl Johnston, a professor of clinical pharmacology at Queen Mary University, explained that while consuming poppy seeds may increase one's chances of being tested positive for opiates, it's unlikely to have an intoxicating impact.

Poppy seeds come from the papaver somniferum flowering plant, which is also known as the opium poppy.


"I said, 'Well, can you test me again?"

Dr. Judith Rossiter-Pratt, the obstetric and gynecology department chief at St. Joseph Medical Center, told WBAL-TV doctors use such tests to catch mothers who use illegal drugs.

The Aegis Sciences Corporation, a forensic laboratory, states that the morphine and codeine found in poppy seeds may still be identified in a urine sample up to 48 hours after consumption.

Accordingly, health officials believed her newborn daughter, Beatrice, was at risk, and required the infant to remain in the hospital for five days under observation, WBAL reported.

Eventually the situation was resolved and authorities closed Eden's case.

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