Ditto. They have us by the cojones in regards to this. I have developed the habit of doing that delightful check in at precisely 4am every. ******. Morning (Monday to Friday, anyway). If I gotta go, I will hold it till 7am and be at LabCorp when they unlock the door. Then I can be on my merry way without worrying about a dilute or what have you. Uncomfortable as heck but no way will I let them gig me this close to the end. It’s been a long horrible 5+ year sentence for sins I never committed and I will NOT do this a second longer than I must.
Here, I have heard of 3rd party labs that are open later but there is a surcharge on top of what Affinity hits us for ( which I already think is obscene) and there’s another set of hands on the specimen on its way to LabCorp...which increases the likelihood of a screw up....which of course will be our fault.
As Perse says, we are required ‘ask/tell Mom and Dad’ if we are traveling out of the area. I don’t know that they’ve ever denied anyone’s plans but I think just the specter of control that they “could” is bad enough. We are also required to provide a “recovery plan” though there’s been minimal to no guidance on exactly what that is especially for those of us who have nothing to recover from.
Either way, the complete lack of support and guidance is par for the course. You’ve signed the contract. It’s unfair and not right, but they do have you over a barrel.
They don’t believe a word we say and it behooves you to protect yourself and not trust them any further than you can kick them. They can point to the contract and say ‘them’s the rules, we just enforce them.”
Drastic to make you start over, yes. Even here, there’s latitude for a single dilute towards the end (so they say, see above about trusting) but for missing, I don’t know.
I am sorry, it does bite. I hope you get some resolution that does not involve more time in this hades.