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TPAPN and Peth test

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I know TPAPN can use the Peth test but does anyone have first hand knowledge of them actually using it?

I'm almost done... about a month left in my contract.  Whoo hoo  I have a large purchase I am wanting to make and I'm wondering if I should go ahead or just wait.

 

Thanks!

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Yes, I've done three what do you want to know.

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On 9/25/2019 at 3:56 AM, KJE said:

Yes, I've done three what do you want to know.

Three times... wow!  My biggest question is, How much did it cost you?

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KyBeagle has 27 years experience as a ASN and specializes in ED RN and Case Manager.

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@RevelationDark PEth is a blood test for alcohol use. They say it can detect certain levels of alcohol ingestion up to 3 weeks later. If you’re  positive—> you’re positive! BAM! Usually difficult to fight. 

Per the USDTL website: A positive PEth result means that the donor has consumed ethanol sometime during the last 2-4 weeks (approximately).  

I only had one. Alcohol wasn’t my doc. Mine was $130. I’ve seen comments on here of prices ranging from $120-$200.

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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Mine added them when I was about 70% through the sentence. Reason given (quoting their words) : “you. MAy notice and increase in toxicology testing as this is a valuable tool for your recovery.” Ummmm...okay. Cue eye roll. This was apparently rolled out across the population regardless of why you were there. Me? I was mental health, barely went near the stuff before this and am still not impressed by it. Never had a missed check in or a dilute or anything, yet I started having to shell out $109 extra, about every other month or so for this blood test. This was in addition to the usual expenses of around $160-200.

Still not sure what I was ‘in recovery’ from that warranted this or exactly who This ‘tool’ was valuable for. Wasn’t me, that’s for sure.

If one has cause for increased scrutiny...multiple dilutes, missed check ins, positives for whatever, sure I can understand the increased testing but just because they can? No, not right, sorry not sorry.

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