Urine drug test too dilute??!! - page 3

I have been stressed out all week when I have done nothing wrong. I had a pre-employment urine drug screen on Monday. I have taken plenty of urine drug screens with nursing school and jobs, etc. ... Read More

  1. Visit  WantAccel.BSN profile page
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    Quote from Nurse_Diane
    I just had a pre-employment drug screen, and my urine was very clear as well.

    I drank a ton of H2O not knowing I'd have a drug screen that day. It didn't "pass" the quick test, they had to send it to the lab for further testing.

    I'm pretty sure they have to send it in due to the dilute specimen. Probably has to go thru a more thorough test. You shouldn't have any worries if you have an RX for your meds. If you don't have an RX, that's a totally different issue altogether.

    All the best,
    Diane
    Hi Diane,
    I'm pretty sure this is what happened to me today as well, although I don't know for sure yet. I didn't actually drink that much, but my urine looked very light. Did they make you retest, or were they able to confirm the validity of the test at the lab?
  2. Visit  Nurse ABC profile page
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    One would think in this day and age with all our technology we could have a reliable urine drug test whether your urine was too diluted or not. I spent over 8 hrs trying to get my urine test done. We aren't allowed to leave until they have a good sample-they could check and see if your urine is too diluted before they submit it. My first urine was concentrated enough but not enough of it so they made me drink a cup of water and sit there in a waiting room until I had to go again, the next three times too diluted even though I didn't drink any more water after the first time. They were even giving me crackers to help my body absorb the excess water. It took me an hour and a half to even feel like I had to pee again each time. Finally the last time I barely had enough urine and even it was almost too diluted. I argued that if I drank more water to give me a bigger sample then it was going to be more diluted. Crazy! All was fine but I'm not looking foward to doing that again if they ever make me!!!
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  3. Visit  SycamoreGuy profile page
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    I have a hard time believing any company could have a policy of dilute negative = positive. I don't think that would have any weight legally.
  4. Visit  WantAccel.BSN profile page
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    They sent mine off to the lab, and 3 days later everything was fine. They never did tell me why it had been flagged. It was agonizing! Even though I knew I had done nothing wrong, the whole process certainly made me feel ashamed. It's really a travesty that people have to go through stuff like this. Let's be honest--the whole thing really does nothing in terms of catching the actual hard drug users. It's more of a liability issue, if you ask me..."well, we tested them, so it isn't our fault they were inebriated on the job!"
  5. Visit  otterpopp profile page
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    As I try to seek answers, I am one of the unfortunate individuals who had two dilute urine screens and my job offer was rescinded. I don't use drugs!! I don't drink an excessive amount of water, but am a coffee drinker. Each of my tests was taken in the AM (because I am a morning person) and I can only assume that it is a result of the coffee that diluted my urine. I also workout 6 days/week, but certainly not a marathon runner. As a result of this upsetting episode (being dismissed from my first RN opportunity as a new grad) I visited my MD today and had a full kidney panel and 10-drug urine screen done on my own dime. It is my intention to appeal the drug screen and will take this further if necessary by seeking legal representation. Not for the sake of being hired by this company, but as an advocate for the next person who will be falsely accused as I feel I am.
  6. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Quote from otterpopp
    As I try to seek answers, I am one of the unfortunate individuals who had two dilute urine screens and my job offer was rescinded. I don't use drugs!! I don't drink an excessive amount of water, but am a coffee drinker. Each of my tests was taken in the AM (because I am a morning person) and I can only assume that it is a result of the coffee that diluted my urine. I also workout 6 days/week, but certainly not a marathon runner. As a result of this upsetting episode (being dismissed from my first RN opportunity as a new grad) I visited my MD today and had a full kidney panel and 10-drug urine screen done on my own dime. It is my intention to appeal the drug screen and will take this further if necessary by seeking legal representation. Not for the sake of being hired by this company, but as an advocate for the next person who will be falsely accused as I feel I am.
    Dilute urines are often viewed with suspicion...and in many cases, understandably so, because too many people who know they're going to pop positive have tried to circumvent the test. So now they flag these results. Some places automatically treat dilute urine as a positive; others will give the tester a second chance.

    Fair? If you're not using drugs, not really. But it is what it is.

    I honestly don't know if a lawyer will do you much good, otterpopp, as employers do have the right to hire--or not hire--someone based on their own criteria for drug screens. But I do wish you luck--I'd like to be proven wrong in this case.
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