Hey everyone! A friend of mine just took a drug test for her first nursing job as a GN. But today she just found out that she failed the drug test because of an extremely high amount of nitrites found in her urine. They told her that the only reason the nitrites would be that high is if she drank something to cover up drug use or something along those lines. Now this girl NEVER has done any drugs. So therefore, she has no need to drink nitrite containing drinks.
Is there anything she can do?!?! Isn't this really rude of them to automatically assume she was "covering up" , instead of doing more tests?
I read on the internet that UTI';s cause nitrites in the urine,
and also hot dogs, bacon, etc, green veggies. And she eats all of these foods.
She talked to her doctor who said that he would run some tests on her to see if there is anything wrong in her body. She has also called the human resources at the hospital she was going to work at but they have not returned her call yet.
Has anyone else heard of htis happening?!? Can you do anything about it?