TPAPN and EtG - page 3

by Callahan, RN 7,441 Views | 27 Comments

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 controversy regading the... Read More


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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.
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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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    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.
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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!
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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.
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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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    Quote from Tigerboy1
    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???
    Yes, ISNAP does ETG testing with every UDS if you have an alcohol diagnosis. If your diagnosis does not include alcohol (ie; opiate dependency/abuse) then they only test ETG on a random basis and you will not know which UDS includes ETG.
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    Quote from unreal
    Yes, ISNAP does ETG testing with every UDS if you have an alcohol diagnosis. If your diagnosis does not include alcohol (ie; opiate dependency/abuse) then they only test ETG on a random basis and you will not know which UDS includes ETG.
    well I find that interesting because I know a nurse that has had a few slip ups with alcohol the night before and has tested clean.. Some replies on this site claim that monitoring tries to scare us and say they Etg test but I don't believe they do besides from what I've read accidental exposure is a fact and Etg has to be greater than 100 thousand an RN where she tests wonders why they don't breathilze?? Anyway no one is perfect in this monitoring world just hope we all make it out alive cause this sucks!!!


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