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I recently took a drug test (hair) that came back positive for cocaine

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I recently took a drug test (hair) that came back positive for cocaine. Since I have never did cocaine or any drug in my life, I was wondering what could be other ways that it could show up in my system? I know that my sister and her boyfriend do drugs, could it come from me using there telephone or taking money from them? Or could it be from the products I use in my hair?

DearCustomer


Unfortunately, there are many medications that can cause a false positive drug screen result. Many of them are over the counter medications that we use every day, and have cost alot of people their jobs. It is not right and I think that these tests should be perfected more if they are going to risk people's livelihoods. I am giving you a couple of websites for prescription and non-prescription medications in case you would like more information.


http://www.passyourdrugtest.com/false-positives.htm


http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/rpp/25/ch4.pdf


http://www.druginfonet.com/index.php?pageID=faq/new/DISEASE_FAQ/Drug_Testing.htm


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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Vickie's Post: thank you vickie you have been helpful, i took the test again at my expense so hopefully it will come back negative for any drugs. if not, i am going to be afraid to take a drug test if it is going to falsely accuse me of doing drugs.

Dear rj,


Thank you so much for accepting, it is greatly appreciated! I do not blame you one bit, and with all of the evidence that they have today of the over-the-counter medications causing false positives, I am surprised we are not seeing lawsuits! Good Luck to you, and I wish you luck!

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Vickie's Post: Hi Vickie,

The test I took the second time came back negative......and obviously they made a major mistake at the lab. Thanks again for your help.

Romi

Dear Romi,


I am so glad! you did what most people wouldn't...which was "Prove" that you were clean! There needs to be more people like you to get these inaccurate testing methods changed!


GOOD FOR YOU & CONGRATULATIONS!!

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