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I received notice from lab today that my urine sample

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for pre employment tested positive...
I received notice from lab today that my urine sample for pre employment tested positive for cocaine, and have not used cocaine. From what I've read, positive cocaine results are rare for false positive. I do take humira for autoimmune disease.
I want to go today somewhere and take a new test on my own expense and submit negative results of the new test to employer.
Would you agree with this course of action
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Employment Law
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Hello,

Thank you for the information and your question. Although the prospective employer does not have to accept the new results, it is definitely one of the best ways to convince them that your test results were incorrect, especially if your employment urinalysis just recently occurred. You can also contact the employer and provide them with any citation you might be able to find that the drug you are prescribed could result in a false positive. Or, if you think there was poor handling of the specimen (for example wasn't marked with your name when you had it in your sight or something else wrong with the chain of custody) you might point that out.

Please feel free to ask for clarification if needed. If none is needed, then if you could take a moment to leave a positive rating in the box above, I will receive credit for assisting you today. Thank you.

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