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I recently took a drug test on the 2nd of December during my drill. I had smoked for the first time in my life on the 24 of November. I havent gotten a call about my results and its been almost 2 weeks now. should I be worried? even though that same day I took a home test which gave me a negative for THC ?

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I'm just trying to get an answer if that's okay

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Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance.

Home tests are not generally as accurate as the military level testing. You are right at the window of detection. It can take some weeks before the command is given the confirmation test results. Military testing is in two phases, an initial test and then a more accurate confirmation test which rules out false positives.

Because of the time frames here, and with a drilling unit situation, it can sometimes be the next drill or even the one after that before you are given notice of a failed test.

I wouldn't feel completely safe until then.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i should be worried even if i am not a regular smoker?
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