I’ve compiled an Ambien Drug Test FAQ to try and resolve the many questions surrounding ambien and having to take a drug test.
The short answer is: it’s highly unlikely that ambien is going to show up any drug tests you’re taking.
For the details, read on.
Ambient Drug Test FAQ
Will Ambien show up on my drug test?
No. Standard tests do not screen for ambien sleeping pills.
Will Ambien interfere with my drug test?
It’s possible that some tests might flag the presence of Ambien (zolpidem) as a false positive for a class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines. Well known benzodiazepines include drugs like xanax (Alprazolam ), valium (Deazepam), and clonazepam (klonopin).
How likely is that to happen?
Researching other peoples experiences, it seems pretty unlikely to happen. One reason is the ambien is gone from the body incredibly quickly. The body will eliminate its presence in 6-14 hours.
Is there a specific drug test for ambien?
Something called an “GC/MS tests” can be used to detect ambien. But this is a special type of test, expensive ($200+) and nothing normal that you’d run into for most testing scenarios (home drug tests, employment tests, court / probation testing, etc).
Here’s a link to more information on that test. But again, it’s highly uncommon.