Affinity Testing

  1. I was hoping someone could shed some light for me. I'm currently in IPN and I usually get pick of the 55$ urine test (Panel 737675). Occasionally I get picked for the more expensive urine test 80$ (Panel 792020 & 764205). But today when I got up and checked in, it said I was selected for a special test, a Blood Test! And this blood test costs $138! I was floored, I called affinity and my case manager and neither of them could tell me why & and they weren't allowed to tell me what the test included?? Whatever I've learned I can't win with IPN. Anyways the panel for the blood test is O-792070. Please does anyone know what is this test is? I've looked everywhere online and can't find anything.
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Nathan08T
    This is probably the peth test that treats for alcohol use within the past 90 days
  4. by   ChryssyD
    You're not supposed to know what the tests are for. If you're not doing anything wrong, don't worry about it. Ignorance is bliss! Hope it is, anyway, because they will purposely keep you in the dark whenever they can. These programs are rough and they don't care about your feelings or your anxiety. It's not right, but it is. Hang in there.
  5. by   Headlights7
    Thanks for responding! Haven't drank in over a year
  6. by   catsmeow1972
    I could not care less what they test for because i know I am not doing anything questionable. My twitchiness comes from the fact that many of us may be unemployed or underemployed due to some of these stipulations and can barely afford the $55 hits, never mind the Surprise!!!!! We want more money. Now! Last summer, i got hit for the $80 and 3 of the $55 ones...within the space of 8 days! Really? oh but it's random was the response i got....Uh...whatever...
    I will disagree on the "ignorance is bliss" because it is true that a lot of this is not right (and occasionally outright abusive , in my opinion) but the only way that will ever change is if we stand up and advocate for ourselves, because IPN sure as heck isn't going to. Nothing may change in the time that many of us have left in this nightmare but perhaps down the road, nurses in need of help won't be seen as cash cows.
  7. by   Headlights7
    Catsmeow1972 - I couldn't have said it better myself! I have many more issues and choice words concerning this whole process but I will refrain and keep those to myself
  8. by   jfox01
    I could not agree with you more!! Somehow we need to get this program monitored better. I'm happy for people who had good experiences and received the help they needed. But if you do not have a problem and are treated like you do it is not just not right . It takes a lot to finish school and become a nurse. To be treated with such disrespect is not acceptable and Backing nurses into a corner with IPN being the only savor. It's not working for many
    Last edit by jfox01 on Aug 8, '17 : Reason: Spelling
  9. by   emergencynurse2011
    I totally agree! I really question if they actually want to help us...i had a false positive at my vivitrol appointment (No chain of custody, urine was dumped into 3 different cups, etc...i think it was a tiny piece okf poppyseed bread [I was assured by labcorp it wouldn't make me positive]). Anyway, I scheduled myself for an IPN test as soon as that came back positive, and my Dr refused to let me retest. IPN test came back negative, but because my addictionologist was pissed that I missed an appointment due to a family emergency, he insisted I get hair tested ($178) and increase the frequency of my urine tests, even though my test (that had a chain of custody) came back completely negative. I'm being punished for being innocent!