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VDAP Testing Cost Heads Up

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J.Adderton has 27 years experience as a BSN, MSN.

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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.

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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!

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

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J.Adderton has 27 years experience as a BSN, MSN.

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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.

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sunxfire is a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/Psychiatric RN, BSN--in school for DNP.

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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! 

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Tracy653 has 20 years experience.

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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

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