Tramadol belongs to a class of medications known as opioids, which have a high potential for abuse. A blood test may be ordered by an employer or medical professional on suspicion of drug use or in the event of an overdose.
Detecting Tramadol In Blood
Tramadol is a prescription pain-reliever that can be detected in a blood sample within minutes, and for up to two days after your last dose.
Factors That Can Affect How Long Tramadol Stays In The Blood
While tramadol will generally leave the blood within one to two days, the actual tramadol detection window may vary depending on several factors.
Factors that can affect how long tramadol stays in the blood include:
- dose taken
- frequency of use
- method of use (i.e. injection, snorting, swallowing)
- use of multiple drugs
- liver and kidney function
- metabolic rate
Tramadol may remain in the blood for a longer amount of time if you take it very often, take high doses, or have a slow metabolism.
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Getting Help For Tramadol Abuse And Addiction
Testing positive for tramadol is a common concern of people who have been misusing it for its effects.
If you or a loved one is abusing tramadol, the safest way to get off it is to seek an opioid abuse treatment program. This can offer treatment for withdrawal symptoms and drug abuse.
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- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—Ultram CIV (tramadol hydrochloride) tablets
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus—Detection times of drugs of abuse in blood, urine, and oral fluid