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

by ijuanabhappy

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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. No problems- ever. I do not... Read More


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    Quote from ijuanabhappy
    I know exactly how you feel. I don't do drugs and wasn't trying to cover up anything. THAT is what frustrates me. I wouldn't want anyone to even think that was a possibility. Everything was fine with my test being dilute (I presume). I never did get a call back to retest and have been working at the new job. I wish I could have given another sample though, the same day because the whole idea of them sending off that dilute sample bugged me to death. They closed down their drug testing for the day soon after I got there, so retesting wasn't offered. I'm sure you will be fine. Good luck!
    Thank you, I know thats what im worried about too..Ive heard they might consider it positive if it was too clear, and then not let me start. I already have a start date and everything so that would be horrible. I tested Thursday, and havent heard anything yet. Hope its good. Seems like the girl what of just made me retest in an hour or something if she knew it wasnt going to work.
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    Quote from MwRN
    Thank you, I know thats what im worried about too..Ive heard they might consider it positive if it was too clear, and then not let me start. I already have a start date and everything so that would be horrible. I tested Thursday, and havent heard anything yet. Hope its good. Seems like the girl what of just made me retest in an hour or something if she knew it wasnt going to work.
    ALso, did you take yours at quest diagnostics?
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    If they were able to get a temp on it and didn't have you retest the same day, you should be fine. As I mentioned, I went in right before they closed their drug screenings for the day so they didn't give me that option. Did you go in the morning? Was there any color to your urine (faint yellow) or totally clear? Mine was totally clear which shocked me. I had never seen my urine clear like that! I guess if not testing, we aren't always examining our urine color in the toilet though. Oh, and I took mine at LabCorp. You are probably fine. I would think if anything, they would just call you to come in and retest.
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    Quote from iceprincess868
    It may also depend on the policy of the employer. The company I work for has in it's drug policy that a diluted urine sample is considered a positive drug test.
    you do realise there is a difference between dilute and diluted ? or is this a case once against of 'narcotic panic'...
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    Quote from ijuanabhappy
    If they were able to get a temp on it and didn't have you retest the same day, you should be fine. As I mentioned, I went in right before they closed their drug screenings for the day so they didn't give me that option. Did you go in the morning? Was there any color to your urine (faint yellow) or totally clear? Mine was totally clear which shocked me. I had never seen my urine clear like that! I guess if not testing, we aren't always examining our urine color in the toilet though. Oh, and I took mine at LabCorp. You are probably fine. I would think if anything, they would just call you to come in and retest.
    No, I went around 3:30, urine was clear, never seen it that clear either, but yah I dont check the color of my urine, lol and I always drink a lot of water, Im athletic so Im always drinking water.
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    At least I am not alone! I have had two tests come back "too diluted" (which I had to pay an extra forty dollars a piece for) for school. I had a drug test for work right about this time at another lab that was fine. I drank the same amount of water for these tests. I guess I am too jaded, but my first thought is the lab company is making money off this. I have taken many drugs tests for school and work over the years and never had a problem with being told it is "too diluted". The next time, I am drinking NO water until I get to the place. If I have to sit there for hours, so be it. This is crazy.
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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?
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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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    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.
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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!"


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