I'm going to be out of state when the pre-employment screeners find ADD drugs in my pee. Help!
June 2, 2010 10:23 PM Subscribe
I expect to fail the pre-employment drug test I took this afternoon - but for legitimate reasons. I'm leaving the state tomorrow morning and won't be back until very late Sunday. Is there anything I can do to bolster my case and protect myself when the lab calls tomorrow or Friday?
posted by croutonsupafreak to work & money (11 answers total)
I brought my ADD drug prescription with me to the pee-in-a-cup lab, since I take a prescription in the amphetamine family. The lab tech wouldn't take down any info about the prescription. She said that I'd almost certainly test positive for meth, and then I could tell the medical resource officer about the prescription and that would probably be good enough. But she couldn't tell me whether I'll need to provide any documents or proof to the MRO.
I'm flying 2,000 miles tomorrow. I'm worried that I'll be asked to come in for a second test, or to provide documentation of my prescription, or contact info for my doctor, and that a failure on my part will lead me to lose a job I'm really eager to get.
Should I print out documents about my prescription from my insurance company's prescription management site? Photocopy the pill bottle to fax if needed? Should I look up labs in Iowa so I have somewhere to go if I'm asked to re-take the test?
And this: My doctor has an established history of not calling third parties back. She's independent, not affiliated with any insurance companies, and doesn't really want to have anything to do with anyone other than her patients. It once took her more than a week to call back my insurance company when it had a question about the prescription she had written me. So there's one more thing to worry about. Any advice on this front?