TPAPN and EtG - page 2

Does TPAPN really test for etg? I found Quest's Healthcare Professional Pannel that lists Options 1-6. Some include "urine alcohol" but none specifically say etg. I know there has been a lot of... Read More

  1. Visit  Callahan, RN profile page
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    Good to know! I'm feeling a bit better
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  3. Visit  MichelleRN34 profile page
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    BTW ive been testing for over 10 months and i am still nervous i will do something incorrectly and screw things up. I think it is a normal fear. So much is riding on completing the program with no problems.
  4. Visit  TXRN2 profile page
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    i, too, remained apprehensive the whole time- until i could look up that test result & see that all was well. i was 100% clean- so i had no worries there, but i did have a couple of dilutes, which is frowned upon- had to learn how to test & make sure specimens weren't dilute- so i always worried about that.
  5. Visit  Callahan, RN profile page
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    Yes! I actually started a thread about anxiety waiting for test results. I really think that if it wasn't for etg, I would not be worried at all as I wait for results. I don't see how I could be accidentally exposed to anything that would cause a positive result for prescription or illicit drugs. My very first test resulted in a negative/dilute, so I do have to be very careful about that from now on. Did you ever have to do the renal exam for a second dilute? I hope I won't get to that point, but it is always a possibility.......
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  6. Visit  carrimarie1010 profile page
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    In my state we aren't allowed to see our results.. Talk about nervous. Even though you know your clean its still scary.
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  7. Visit  Callahan, RN profile page
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    Wow, I wonder what the rationale is behind that?? What is the harm in seeing your test results?!?
  8. Visit  carrimarie1010 profile page
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    Who knows???? It's no fun.
  9. Visit  TXRN2 profile page
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    @ callahan_ my 2 dilutes were months apart- i did not have to do anything further. & i always looked up my results- more because of the dilutes than anything else- was nervous each time until i saw the results!! can't fathom why "they" wouldn't want you to be able to see the results- that's just a bummer.
  10. Visit  carrimarie1010 profile page
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    "They" is the AR state BON. They keep it very tight lipped about what they are testing for therefore you can't see results without there permission. The only person that I know that was able to get permission had to have a lawyer so it and it was for her child custody case. Even though I'm clean I would still like to see the word "neg" to was ease my mind...and I would like to know if any sample was called a "dilute."
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  11. Visit  SouthernPoint profile page
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    I am in Florida and we only see if our test results are Positive or Negative. If the test is positive we won't know what for until our case worker call's us.
  12. Visit  Callahan, RN profile page
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    Yeah, it is the same for us in TX. Well, at least for the negative results.... I haven't had a positive yet, so I'm not sure how they go about informing us of that!
  13. Visit  valleynursetx profile page
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    I know for a FACT option 1,2 & 3 do NOT include etg. I know this because I drank heavy the night before I submitted samples before all of those test while I was in TPAPN. I did eventually relapse because they found actual alcohol in my urine after drinking 15 beers the night before. I restarted, stayed clean and actually completed the program 15 days ago. But I hate the way the program scares people into thinking they test for that when they actually dont. As long as you don't have incidental exposure a few hours before you test, you will be fine. Its BS. I'm not proud of it, but I consumed MASSIVE amounts of alcohol and was negative for all 3 options the very next day before I finally tested positive after a year of drinking....ive got the results to prove it.
  14. Visit  Tigerboy1 profile page
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    Quote from valleynursetx
    I know for a FACT option 1,2 & 3 do NOT include etg. I know this because I drank heavy the night before I submitted samples before all of those test while I was in TPAPN. I did eventually relapse because they found actual alcohol in my urine after drinking 15 beers the night before. I restarted, stayed clean and actually completed the program 15 days ago. But I hate the way the program scares people into thinking they test for that when they actually dont. As long as you don't have incidental exposure a few hours before you test, you will be fine. Its BS. I'm not proud of it, but I consumed MASSIVE amounts of alcohol and was negative for all 3 options the very next day before I finally tested positive after a year of drinking....ive got the results to prove it.
    I'm so tired of being monitored I feel like a common criminal everyday I check in.. Does anyone know if ISNAP in Indiana does Etg testing???


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