My dad is going for a Lexiscan on Friday and the internet seems filled almost exclusively with horror stories. . [more inside]
I (late 20s male) slept with a girl I don't know very well over the weekend. (Used protection, nothing broke or leaked...all very safe.) We talked after, and she said that the last time she was tested she was clean, but that was a while (and a couple of partners) ago. I have no reason to suspect I've acquired anything new, but I'd still like to do my due diligence and make sure I'm clean.
My last test was about a year and a half after the last time I'd had sex, but I don't intend on waiting nearly that long. I know HIV takes about six months to show up, but as far as other common STIs go, how long should I wait for anything else to show up?
Can I get a prescription from my doctor for a urine drug test? I quit smoking marijuana ~25 days ago. Before quitting I smoked once or twice everyday. I ordered some dipstick drug test off the internet and started testing my urine after 5 days of not smoking. About 7 days ago the tests started coming up negative. I'd like to get this confirmed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Can I ask my primary care physician for a prescription for one? If I do, will he get the results and report them to my insurance company? [more inside]
I have an upcoming job interview for a fairly sales-oriented position in business. Putting aside that I'm not sure I want the position yet and that in my eyes it counts against the company that they put stock in this sort of thing, the company is about to send me a personality test which they use as a strong hiring indicator. I would prefer to ace the test, whatever that means, and have my actual interview and position discussion determine hiring. How should I go about answering a test that I don't believe will be reflective of my personality? [more inside]
How to deal with intense anxiety from stupid and risky sexual decisions in the (pretty) distant past? [more inside]
Does it make sense for my doctor to tell me I don't need an HIV test, because I'm a heterosexual male and I only had unprotected sex with one person in the last 6 months? [more inside]
I know that American employers conduct urine drug tests all the time, but what about Australian employers? I was recently offered a bank job in Sydney, and will have to undergo a "medical examination" before starting. The information sheet says nothing about drugs, but does mention a urine test. Will they test for cannabis, and if so, should a month (after pretty much semi-daily use) be long enough to be in the clear?
I'm unemployed and living in Philadelphia. I'd like to get an idea of how likely it is that I will have to pass a drug test in order to get a job. [more inside]
I am crazy good at taking tests. How can I make some side money from this skill? Nothing illegal like taking tests for other people, obviously. [more inside]
So, about 2 months ago I took some Phentermine, about 7 pills over the course of 2 weeks. I didn't have a prescription. I now have to take a hair test for a new job and bonus! if I test positive I will get reported to the authorities, mandatory. [more inside]
Prescription Xanax and my new 6 month stint on a cruise ship. [more inside]
I just had an offer for my absolute dream job at a large British bank in New York rescinded 2 days before I was to show up for work. I had signed all forms and passed the background check, but I came up as positive on the (gc-ms
urine) drug test for - of all things - benzodiazepines
. I have never taken a benzodiazepine and am posting anonymously so you know I have zero reason to lie. [more inside]
Passing an MS Office test with flying colors. [more inside]
I have received and studied a year-old key to a test that I am taking tomorrow, am I guilty of cheating? [more inside]
Testosterone test results, what's the deal here? [more inside]
I have a question about being hired as a contractor for the Department of Justice and having to take a drug test. [more inside]
Advice on where to go in London for more advanced eye problems? [more inside]
I'm a nursing school student and I'm interested in testing out of as much school as I can. [more inside]
Where to get a herpes blood test in NYC? [more inside]
What other substances might show up in a blood test for valproic acid levels? [more inside]
When, if ever, is it reasonable to ask for a preemptive test? Given a family history of congestive heart failure I'm wondering how reasonable it is to reguest a MUGA or echocardiogram just to allay (or confirm) my own worries. I'm definitely already going to see a doctor, so I'm not asking for medical advice. I guess I am asking for perspective to help me frame my request with my physician. [more inside]
How can an estimate of a health risk (eg 1 in 500) have a false positive? [more inside]
Help me cram for a sports proficiency test! [more inside]
Career filter: Interview then... personality test!? Um, what the heck? [more inside]
How can I determine, with access to limited biological data, if my father is not who I thought he was? [more inside]
In NYC: routine HIV testing that is anonymous (not "confidential"), uses saliva or a fingertip-prick (not a blood draw from the arm), and is free or very cheap -- those three things are musts -- that is in or close to the 5 boroughs? I don't need fast results; just looking for my usual periodic tests. This was easy and free in my former (smaller) city; am I just missing something in NYC?
My partner and I want to get herpes blood tests -- the cheaper, the better -- in New York. [more inside]
Are those early pregnancy tests reliable? [more inside]
A hair test (drug screen). A question on length and...well, hair. [more inside]
I have an interview with a recruiter next week. I will have to take either a photoshop or illustrator test. What is normally on these tests? How hard are they? What format are they normally in (e.g., multiple choice or are you given a project to complete)? What are some more obscure things I should make sure I know before I walk in there?
Anonymous because people at work don't know I'm job hunting
How can I find out if a company does drug testing? [more inside]
False positives on HSV tests? [more inside]
I've got an interview this week where I'll have to take "a perl test". I haven't used perl for a few years and feel quite rusty. What's a good online resource for a refresher? (besides the Camel Book)