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I have a question about hair follicle drug testing, Sure so

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Hello My name is Rob I have a question about hair follicle drug testing
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Sure so I am taking a hair test tomorrow for chevron through AWSI Last week I self paid for a hair test to make sure I would pass. The lab that was used was Labcorp I has been 90 days since I have taken any drugs but I am prescribed adderal and Xanax The results of the hair test I did privately all came back as negative Even though I take 16 mg of Xanax a month in the past 3 motnhs And adderal I have taken about 40 mg a week in the last month but it also showed up as negative I am concerned why these didn't show up on positive? Was there something wrong with the test I did privately? I paid $500 and it was DOT certified lab they used Or was it that the amount in my hair didn't reach the threshold to make the test for amphetamines and benzos positive ?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I did that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you help me now?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


If you told them your prescriptions they would not report a positive

Is that what happened?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No can you read my question
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The hair test I did privately through lab corp cam back as all negative even though I am prescribed Adderall and Xanax
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please answer me.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

The only explanation is lab error


They did not test for benzos, or adderral

OR, they mixed up samples.

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