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Anyone have Affinity lists their test result as "positive" for a reason other than an actual positive? I tested 5 days ago, and did nothing differently than I have for the last year yet my results posted this afternoon say positive. The ONLY thing that was different was my sample amount. It definitely wasn't dilute, as I refrained from drinking for at least 2 hours before I tested and my sample appeared fairly concentrated. I was actually only able to fill the cup maybe halfway, so I asked the lab tech if that was enough or not. She indicated it was, and I thought surely she would know. However, now I'm wondering. And while my case manager does a pretty good job with communication, I haven't heard anything. I didn't see the result until 6 PM so of course I couldn't get a hold of anyone. If it was truly positive, wouldn't I have been contacted? Re-tested?? Anyone have any insight? Thanks in advance

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Indiana RN is a BSN and specializes in Med/Surg & Psych.

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I know in affinity your results can have 1 of 4 results.  Negative,  positive, abnormal and dilute. If your from Indiana the caseworkers are usually pretty fast getting back to you but since our quarterly reports were just sent it may be a little bit until she gets to it. I would reach out to him/her first.

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Thanks, I did call and leave an email message through Affinity for CM. I also called the Affinity customer service to see if they could provide any further info. They couldn't, of course, but she did say that she has only seen "positive" or "negative" as far as possible results. Since INPRP considers dilute, etc as positive, I figured those may be the only options listed. Has anyone in IN (INPRP) seen dilute, abnormal, or anything else listed as a result in Affinity? 

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Indiana RN is a BSN and specializes in Med/Surg & Psych.

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about a year ago I got a abnormal it was d/t my bp medication.  no issues I just noticed a increased testing for a few weeks

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in indiana, last year I had an "abnormal" urine. when I gave the sample it was very light. I had a awful migraine that day I know I had drank more water than normal and took an excedrin (totally "legal" as far as IPRP goes but caffeine is a diuretic and should be avoided before a test). my casework was out of office at the time, so I selected my self for a "self test" the same day I got that result. I wasnt hiding anything and I was hoping to show that.  i messaged my caseworker telling them how I saw the results and selected a self test and a few days later she got back to me.

I was told by my caseworker that dilutes are labeled as abnormal and given information on preventing a dilute. i got a warning about how 3 dilutes and your out. the other test came back negative but it wasnt mentioned by my caseworker. that it was the end of it. 

did you have soy sauce or one of the other warned substances? false positives do happen, but if you relapsed then you need to at least be honest with yourself. 

iprp will call you to interview you and see if they can get you to admit taking something. if you deny it, they kick your sample to the medical reviewer person so see if they can determine if it was a true positive or if something else could have caused it. read the IPRP handbook, it talks about all that and is where I am getting my information.

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