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Big Blondie has 32 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN.

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Just a little information for my TPAPN cohorts. I couldn't provide enough urine for a split screen so they discarded my urine and had me drink 4 glasses of water while waiting to provide another specimen. Days later my results stated "non-negative" with SG 1.002. Needless to say it was day after holiday and no one available to talk with me about it. I know that I am clean, but the fear was immense. I started doubting myself. My husband told me I was worrying about nothing, but he did ask me if I was following my program completely. Today I checked again, and the results were changed to negative/dilute. Just want anyone who may go through the same to know they will change it to negative once they finish further testing. The humorous side of this is me pondering and antagonizing over what non-negative means! I'm waiting for my letter from TPAPN telling me not to provide dilute urine, but the relief is palatable!

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There there must be something up with the lab my test before the holiday was Abnormal/Invalid now what does that mean and of course no one to ask until Monday. And I know it negative just makes me nervous .

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Big Blondie has 32 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN.

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Goodness! I know what you mean. Hope its a glitch like mine was. Sure made my weekend stressful!

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OCNRN63 is a RN and specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

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Just a little information for my TPAPN cohorts. I couldn't provide enough urine for a split screen so they discarded my urine and had me drink 4 glasses of water while waiting to provide another specimen. Days later my results stated "non-negative" with SG 1.002. Needless to say it was day after holiday and no one available to talk with me about it. I know that I am clean, but the fear was immense. I started doubting myself. My husband told me I was worrying about nothing, but he did ask me if I was following my program completely. Today I checked again, and the results were changed to negative/dilute. Just want anyone who may go through the same to know they will change it to negative once they finish further testing. The humorous side of this is me pondering and antagonizing over what non-negative means! I'm waiting for my letter from TPAPN telling me not to provide dilute urine, but the relief is palatable!

​Non-negative reminds me of the famous Nixon Administration's "non-denial denial." Glad it worked out for you.

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I know with Florida IPN, abnormal means low creatinine, below 20. Dilute is low creatinine and specific gravity.

IPN used to not make a big deal about these values.

Now if you have multiple abnormal and or dilute results they are increasing testing and adding hair and blood test. I was tested 3 x a month for 4 months.

They even started a new guideline that urine tests need to be negative/normal for 6 months straight before they let you complete the program.

They think we are trying to dilute our urine and or taking products to mask drugs and or etoh in the urine.

Invalid results is extreme low specific gravity and or creatinine, meaning they think it is not urine (i.e. adding water or substituting fake urine)

I know that when I had an abnormal urine, I had coffee and no food before test. When I had a dilute results, I didn't have sufficient urine and had to drink 4 glasses of water to produce specimen

I try to drink milk and have a balanced meal, no caffeine and no diuretics 8 hrs before test.

It seems that some individuals never have a problem and some, like me, have to be careful to have a negative/normal test

Gabby

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