"Negative dilute" drug test?

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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 it was a "Negative dilute." I drink a lot of coffee and water throughout the day, but no one had given any sort of warning to hold off on consuming these before my drug test. If anything, I drank even more than usual to ensure I'd be able to produce enough of a sample. I had no idea drinking too much could lead to a result like this. The woman who adminstered the test kept my belongings with her while I tested, checked the temp after, etc, and everything was fine. She didn't comment or seem concerned about my urine being too dilute (it was quite clear, but did still have a little yellow to it). I didn't think much of this until I searched around online and realized some schools / employers consider this a positive result!! I am freaking out now. I am definitely NEGATIVE for any / all drugs and do not want anyone to think otherwise. My school did not give any sort of warning on this prior or mention their specific policy.

    I have not received any sort of call or notice from the lab or school mentioning the need for a retest or what this could mean for me. I emailed my advisor last night for advice, and she did not respond at all today, which just makes me even more nervous.

    Am I being paranoid? What should I do about this?
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    you are being paranoid. stand down.
    if they want you to repeat test, they'll ask you.
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    I agree. I think you are being a little paranoid. Try to relax, even though it can be tough if you are anxious.
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    If they have a problem with this, they will have you retest, shouldn't be a big deal, don't freak out yet.
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    If you have nothin to worry about then don't worry!

    If you tried to dilute on purpose, be nervous.
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    Quote from de2013
    If you have nothin to worry about then don't worry!

    If you tried to dilute on purpose, be nervous.
    I definitely didn't do anything on purpose... just trying to be healthy / hydrated. Haha. I mean, is there some way they can tell a difference of whether or not I was just overly hydrated or if I did something intentional? I hope so...
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    I tell prospective employers, the best bet for a non-dilute urine sample for me is in the morning, because I have a hx of multiple kidney stones so I drink lots of water throughout the day. It's never been a problem.
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    Quote from ericabeth
    I mean, is there some way they can tell a difference of whether or not I was just overly hydrated or if I did something intentional? ..
    If you asked me this after you did a test for me I would be a tad suspicious, being honest.

    As I said, nothing to worry about if you weren't covering anything! If you were, then this is a great time to kick a bad habit, you need your wits about you in this game.
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    Quote from de2013

    If you asked me this after you did a test for me I would be a tad suspicious, being honest.

    As I said, nothing to worry about if you weren't covering anything! If you were, then this is a great time to kick a bad habit, you need your wits about you in this game.
    Again, I wasn't covering anything... I did ask my advisor her thoughts only because if they have a re-test policy, I want to adhere to it. I am just a very OCD / neurotic person when it comes to these things.
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    Quote from ericabeth

    Again, I wasn't covering anything... I did ask my advisor her thoughts only because if they have a re-test policy, I want to adhere to it. I am just a very OCD / neurotic person when it comes to these things.
    I would be freaking out too...that's just me!

    BUT, if you know you didn't do anything, just relax
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