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VDAP Testing Cost Heads Up

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Specializes in Clinical Leadership, Staff Development, Education. Has 28 years experience.

I partipate in VDAP and had not been tested since early March due to COVID-19. Selected for testing today- Hair- at a cost of 176.00 plus collection fee. Just a "heads up" for other VDAP nurses since it is a significant amount of money in one hit. I expect Alabama nurses in monitoring or VDAP will be tested aggressively this month.

rn1965, ADN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Women's Health, LTC. Has 25 years experience.

Wowza, that is some serious money to put out. Especially now, when families may have one or both people not working/reduced hours.

Hang in there!

I’d kill for a hair collection to be that cheap! In Tnpap it’s $250 plus the site fee. 😡

J.Adderton, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Clinical Leadership, Staff Development, Education. Has 28 years experience.

On 5/30/2020 at 6:03 AM, DistressedRN said:

I’d kill for a hair collection to be that cheap! In Tnpap it’s $250 plus the site fee. 😡

The pricing inconsistency is crazy. I hope you are not hair tested frequently... so expensive.

sunxfire, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/Psychiatric RN, BSN--in school for DNP.

NJ here--$325 for hair test -_- ...they didn't decrease testing during the COVID surge--in fact, they increased it to 3 tests per month ranging between 75-125 dollars per test =( Can't wait to be finished in July!

Tracy653

Has 21 years experience.

WOW! I am in Arkansas. Five children. My husband and I both work. I am considering surrendering my license after 20 yrs due to cost. We r unable to pay fees and have a home. I think this is a way of pushing several of us out of program without them looking bad. I have failed one drug test in 20 yrs of nursing and now gonna b starting over. Almost enough to push someone to drugs I’m thinking