"Negative dilute" drug test? - page 2

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I recently took my drug test for nursing school. The results of this and our background check are due this week, so I logged into my online account to check that everything had finished pending. I noticed that my drug screen said... Read More


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    Don't worry about it. They'll just ask you to re-test. Negative dilute does not mean that you got a positive result. Good luck!
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    i think you're panicking for nothing. i have a sort of similar story about a drug test -- but in reverse.

    i had just switched anticonvulsants and was finally completely off tegretol and on just keppra. i had been
    warned that keppra would probably make my urine smell horrible and strange and that it might make it turn
    a rusty dark reddish-orange color. i was notified that i had to take a mandated random drug screening urine
    test right then. as luck would have it, it was the very first keppra-only day, so i had no idea what to expect.

    later that day, the lab called me and told my urine smelled "like nothing natural and no urine should be that color." my neuro made a quick call to the drug company who then called the lab and everything was fine.

    now it's a funny story! quit worrying.
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    I actually had basically the same thing happen to me. I went to go get my test and my kids were with me. Well, the lab wouldn't let me leave them in the waiting room by themselves (at 8,6 and 4) for the minute it takes to fill a cup. So, I had to take them home and had to pee so bad that I did. Then, I drank like 3 bottles of water on the way back to the lab because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to give them a sample. Well, my urine was too dilute. I found out when the department secretary in our nursing department called and asked me to retest within 24 hours. I went back. Talked to the lady in the lab who suggested caffeinated soda rather than water if I was ever in that situation again. The soda wouldn't dilute my urine and the caffeine would help with my need to pee.

    Anyway, I wasn't hiding anything, but I was terrified too. Long story short -- I passed my retest and last month I graduated from nursing school. I am now scheduled to take NCLEX in 10 days.
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    Just to update this -- I heard back from my advisor. She said she spoke to the lab and that my urine was not too heavily dilute, so I do not have to retest or anything. She said I may be subject to a random screening at some point during class, but that is fine with me! Phew, now I can relax.
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    Quote from ericabeth
    Just to update this -- I heard back from my advisor. She said she spoke to the lab and that my urine was not too heavily dilute, so I do not have to retest or anything. She said I may be subject to a random screening at some point during class, but that is fine with me! Phew, now I can relax.
    Yay! One less thing to worry about!
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    Quote from ericabeth
    Just to update this -- I heard back from my advisor. She said she spoke to the lab and that my urine was not too heavily dilute, so I do not have to retest or anything. She said I may be subject to a random screening at some point during class, but that is fine with me! Phew, now I can relax.
    YAY!!
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    Quote from ericabeth
    Just to update this -- I heard back from my advisor. She said she spoke to the lab and that my urine was not too heavily dilute, so I do not have to retest or anything. She said I may be subject to a random screening at some point during class, but that is fine with me! Phew, now I can relax.
    Great news!


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