Coca tea consumption causes positive urine cocaine assay

@article{Mazor2006CocaTC,
  title={Coca tea consumption causes positive urine cocaine assay},
  author={Suzan S. Mazor and Mark B Mycyk and Brandon K. Wills and Larry D. Brace and Leon Gussow and Timothy Erickson},
  journal={European Journal of Emergency Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={13},
  pages={340-341}
}
Background Coca tea, derived from the same plant that is used to synthesize cocaine, is commonly consumed in South America and easily obtained in the United States. Objectives To determine whether consumption of coca tea would result in a positive urine toxicology screen for cocaine metabolites. Methods Five healthy adult volunteers consumed coca tea and underwent serial quantitative urine testing for cocaine metabolites by fluorescence polarization immunoassay. The cutoff for a positive assay… Expand
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