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Dr. D. Love
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When the test showed false positive he turned around and

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when the test showed false positive he turned around and dropped it in the trash . if go back and take test again and it shows false positive confirmatory test and i insist that a confirmatory test be done, are they required by law to do confirmatory test.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

They are not required by law to do a confirmatory test in every situation. There are federal programs that mandate confirmatory testing for positive screening tests, such as for DOT testing, but there is no legal requirement for testing programs beyond these specific programs.