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Author Topic: Drug Testing for job  (Read 1161 times)

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Offline stirredspirit

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Drug Testing for job
« on: March 02, 2007, 12:16:01 PM »
I have heard that people who take sustiva (as I do in atripla) can get a false-positive result for marijuanna in urine drug screening for ilicit drugs.  Does ANYONE have any information or experience with this?  They say you can tell the screener that you take sustiva (atripla) and they can do a more sensitive test to prevent a false-positive....but I certainly don't want to do that since this is for a new job.  HELP!

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Re: Drug Testing for job
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 12:26:51 PM »
One of my sons had a positive result on a drug screen, because he had taken one of those "clean out" regimens to help you pass a drug screen.(as he is an avid pot smoker)
The lab people asked him if he was on HIV medicine when he went in to pick up his results.
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Drug Testing for job
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 12:43:44 PM »
    I was told by the lab that did my test that they would perform a more sensitive test if they felt a false postive would result because of a person's medications.  If it is an independant lab like mine was they are legally bound  NOT to disclose your health issues and also the medications you take.   If this is just a drug screening and not a physical are they giving you some kind of paper to sign with a spot for you to fill in what medications you are on?
« Last Edit: March 02, 2007, 12:46:00 PM by skeebo1969 »
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Offline stirredspirit

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Re: Drug Testing for job
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 12:55:29 PM »
Thanks for the responses so far!  I really don't know who will be doing th test.  It's a huge national retailer so I assume it's a separate lab.  I just want to handle it the right way and NOT reveal my status.

 


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