Hair follicle

  1. What does a partial result mean on a hair follicle test? Does this mean it will be positive?
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  3. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    I honestly don't know but here's given you my best wishes
  4. by   ericninetwo
    Wish I could give you an answer but I have not heard of anyone having to do a hair follicle test while on nursing probation. Is this becoming more widespread now or do only certain individuals get hair tested?
  5. by   kayla.welch88
    It's becoming widespread.
  6. by   Meq815
    I had one after a "dilute" urine.
  7. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    I've never heard of a hair test here in Pa. I know they are out there but Meq is the first I've heard subject to one. I've heard of blood tests which are often given for dilute urines & positive pee tests
  8. by   Meq815
    Yea, imagine my surprise!
    My friend was ordered blood after a dilute- I'm assuming peth, as her DOC is alcohol, mine is not. Another friend had the same experience as me. She had 2 dilutes and was ordered a hair test. Also, not an alcohol abuser.
    So much for random.
    But in my research, I found that there is a hair test for ETG.
    Last edit by Meq815 on Jan 15 : Reason: Content
  9. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    I guess that makes sense. I had to take one blood test right after I "failed" my first pee test after getting out of rehab. It turns out I failed it because I agreed to a free vivitrol shot while in patient. Its amazing what they test for. I never heard of anybody getting high on narcan
  10. by   Meq815
    I'm so over it.
  11. by   catsmeow1972
    So they were dangling IM Narcan at you in return for what? It seems a bit unethical (hah, imagine that, no, not possible.) to be even marketing it to a client/patient/inmate who is there for alcohol. Can't help but wonder what kind of a kickback there was to someone based on how many doses they got injected. Sry, my inner mistrust of this **** is showing again....
  12. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Yeah, you are completely correct Cats. I've never thought of it but they made a big deal out of this shot that honestly I didn't want or need. At one point they said they would feel better about discharging me if I took the shot. Desperate to get out of that dung-hole I immediately dropped my pants. I bet there was some financial incentive. I told them there was no way I was paying a dime for this thing and wouldn't keep it up on discharge but it made them happy and I was discharged soon afterwards. Honestly, I think I was only discharged when I discussed the value of my inpatient experience with my insurance company and they cut off the $$$ which was the same reason they eventually discharged me from intensive outpatient months later. At $400 dollars per day for inpatient then $300 a day for outpatient my insurance company was billed just shy of $40K with no discernable benefits to me. If we want to take a hard look at cutting healthcare costs this would be a great place to start. The costs are astronomical and the results are dismal
  13. by   gabby3
    When I had blood PEth test, after a couple of days it would report partial test result. Then after a couple of days, it would post (negative). It is still being tested. Don't worry
  14. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Good Info Gabby Thanks

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