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Faint Red Line At Home Drug Test

Discussion in 'Drug testing discussion' started by B-Dog, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. B-Dog

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    I did 4 key bumps of meth last saturday, 06/30/2012. I took an At Home Drug test this morning 07/03/2012). The line was fainter then the control line. According to the instructions this is a negative result. It was very visible but lighter then the control line. I took this test with my first void of the morning. I then drank one bottle of water and one pepsi and went to my pre-employment drug screening. I took the pre-employment test right at 63 hours after my last key bump. The day before the home test I drank alot of water and green tea and took vitamin B12. I uriniated 2 times after the at home test and by the time I took the test at the lab I was about to pee all over myself because I had to sit there for 3 hours waiting for my turn. Ok finally to the point. What is anyones oppinion on passing the pre-employment lab test? I just want a little piece of mind. The job starts Monday and the results will not be back until Friday thanks to the freaking holiday. One more thing, I am 5'7 and weigh 130 lbs.

    Thanks
     
  2. FunkyNotAJunky

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    I would look at it like this...

    Best case, the test result comes back diluted and you will have to re-take the test. This is good because it will buy you time to get the meth out of your system, which you need.


    The at-home test results don't really have much significance when you consider the employment test will be assessed in a lab, with specific cut-off levels. Not to mention you used 3 days ago.

    If you drank so much water and soda that you urinated three times and had trouble holding it, your piss was most likely too diluted to test. especially if it was clear or very pale yellow.

    If your piss wasn't diluted, I wouldn't count on passing.

    Also consider what you are applying for; some occupations have higher detection levels than others.

    I am court-ordered to take random drug tests 2x a week and after a year of it I excel at not testing hot.
     
  3. B-Dog

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    I appreciate your response. The sample I gave had some yellow in. When I took the at home test 5 hours earlier it was my first time to urinate after I woke up and it was neon yellow :) I'm a very occasional user. I feel like such an idiot because I really want this job.
     
  4. FunkyNotAJunky

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    another thought just occurred to me...

    if you took the test saturday, you should have heard back from the lab by now. cause if you tested positive, the guy calls you to see if you have a script to explain the positive result...and if you don't get a call you know you are good. and they are on top of that... usually he calls the next day, but even accounting for sunday you should have heard from him by tuesday....i'd be feeling pretty confident right now if i was you.

    do you remember the lab you went to? some of them have a website where you can actually go and put in your info and they will have your status waiting for you online.

    i don't like counting chickens before they hatch but IMO things are looking real good!

    please update me as to the outcome!! :)
     
  5. B-Dog

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    is was saturday 5pm when I did the last key bump and I took the test tuesday at noon. So it was about 67 hrs after last bump. I will probably know by friday at the latest. If they do call to ask about a script is there anything over the counter that i can blame it on? I will try to check online as well. I will definatly let you know what the results are. I feel pretty good if the home test showed negative even though the line was a bit faint.

    Thanks again, I will report back when I know something.
     
  6. FunkyNotAJunky

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    Well, vicks inhalers contain l-methamphetamine, which is very close in structure to street meth which is d-methamphetamine, except l-methamphetamine is much weaker and not really a good high.

    Now. anybody using a vicks inhaler as directed would not have enough metabolite in their system to even have it show up. However, it is possible to extract the l-methamphetamine from several inhalers and ingest that, and if you did you would test positive for the l-methamphetamine.

    So if the person testing your sample gets a positive for meth, they are going to to run a confirmation test to eliminate any false positives.

    l-meth and d-meth produce two different metabolites, but they are similar enough that depending on the cut-off levels you are being tested for, they will show up as the same thing.

    So lets say the guy calls you and asks what medications you are taking. Of course he will only call you if there is a positive result. So you can either say you abuse vicks inhalers, which makes you look like a douchebag, but is legal and you will have to take another test.

    But don't forget the two really good things going in your favor: he should have called by now, and you did a small amount, and you don't usually do it.

    So if he does end up calling, there is a good (but not great) chance the vicks inhaler excuse will work.

    What job are you applying for? Some occupations have lower cut-off levels.
     
  7. B-Dog

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    Its an oilfield service company.
     
  8. FunkyNotAJunky

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    is it a government job, like DOT?
     
  9. B-Dog

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    no not at all. just working in the oilfield installing pipe lines.
     
  10. FunkyNotAJunky

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    then i totally think you will be okay. good luck and don't forget to let me know what happens!
     
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    I didn't hear anything today about the drug test. I did get a response a few minutes ago from the guy that hired me. He was just letting me know I can pick up my company truck on monday. Monday is my start day and I was asking about when I would get a truck because my car is on its last leg.
     
  12. FunkyNotAJunky

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    YAY! you passed! good luck at your new job!
     
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    thanks! I'm so excited. if anyone ever wants a more detailed explenation of what I did please ask. I was a nervous wreck. I'm a recreational user at best but my list is long. Once I get a few beers in me, I wont say no if someone throws down a rail and asks me to get on the crazy train. Pain pills are like pez to me as well. I hate weed though. I have always liked the jumper cables. I'm hoping to be more disciplined in the future. This is job is a new start after a crazy life. thanks for talking to me about it buddy.

    good luck to you