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    False positives for amphetamines are very...

    False positives for amphetamines are very prevalent in all types of drug testing.

    False positives are not attributable to a specific source lest such classification would not exist.
  2. Information insufficient.

    Information insufficient.
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    As a nurse you are aware that creatinine varies...

    As a nurse you are aware that creatinine varies throughout the day and many factors influence the level at any point in time.

    In the federally regulated programs (SAMHSA) one cannot fail due to...
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    Unaswerable.There are no rules or regulations...

    Unaswerable.There are no rules or regulations that apply to hair drug testing. It is an unregulated industry unless specifically curtailed by state or federal law.

    State law: (suggest checking...
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    It seems that you are misunderstanding hair drug...

    It seems that you are misunderstanding hair drug testing (HDT). The process does not relate to length of hair but to amount of hair. Your hair is not tested only the extracted contents thereof.
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    That is pretty much on point. If the drug is...

    That is pretty much on point. If the drug is incorporated into hair it is from circulation (direct and/or indirect). If the drug attaches to a component of hair it would indeed then follow the...
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    Yes. Drugs, to some extent, are incorporated into...

    Yes. Drugs, to some extent, are incorporated into hair during the growth (anagen) cycle via attachment to a compound known as eumelanin (that determines color of hair). That process must occur in the...
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    Allergic? Just could be. Sounds very much...

    Allergic? Just could be.

    Sounds very much like a liver enzyme (ALDH*) isn't operating properly. That means that your body isn't breaking down the alcohol (phase II metabolism) and leaving a toxic...
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    Your best chance of passing is the fact that...

    Your best chance of passing is the fact that infrequent use of drugs of all types are usually not detected in HDT. Cocaine however has the highest detection rate. (see 1)

    Otherwise, drug use is...
  10. Question: EtG experience

    by DrBill100
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    You are attempting to time the elimination...

    You are attempting to time the elimination process of an unknown quantity. Can't be done!

    There is no discernible relationship (correlation) between amount of alcohol consumed and EtG synthesized...
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    You are a study in hair drug testing. Cocaine...

    You are a study in hair drug testing.

    Cocaine (COC) is incorporated into hair at the very highest rate of all drugs (1). This is influenced by hair color (eumelanin content) and hair structure....
  12. Probably not. Hair drug testing checks for THCA...

    Probably not. Hair drug testing checks for THCA which just doesn't incorporate into hair. Being African American absorption is greater (compared to caucasian) but still unlikely to be detected by...
  13. See...

    See https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/addictions/help-determine-if-ggt-serum-test-results-positive-negative-705820.html
  14. Neither. GGT is not a unique biomarker of...

    Neither. GGT is not a unique biomarker of ethanol. Many factors influence GGT level. It is a component of liver function testing which would be consistent with alcohol rehabilitation diagnositcs. The...
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    Emprirical evidence in relation to this test...

    Emprirical evidence in relation to this test cannot be overemphasized. The commercialized testing process, in my opinion, can entrap non-drinkers (false positives), facilitate surreptitious drinking...
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    So long as the test is for EtOH, at 31 hours you...

    So long as the test is for EtOH, at 31 hours you will be clear. But as alluded to by tickle high concentrations of ethanol puts your liver in overdrive and potentiates myriad problems.
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    EtG seemingly follows an elimination profile...

    EtG seemingly follows an elimination profile parallel to ethanol. It must be non-cumulative. What little is known of EtG (very little) indicates it is a direct metabolite of EtOH (now very...
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    You may wish to direct your solicitor to Moylan J...

    You may wish to direct your solicitor to Moylan J LB Richmond v B [2010] EWCA 2903 Fam That is a UK family court case involving hair EtG testing.

    Following is an article from the Barrister...
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    Do you have a copy of the test results? 2800...

    Do you have a copy of the test results? 2800 can't be interpreted independently.

    Were you contacted by a medical doctor, called MRO, prior to your termination?
  20. It wouldn't be my advice to compound a bad...

    It wouldn't be my advice to compound a bad situation. There are other more reliable tests that could be used with a longer detection period. PEth (blood test) for example. That is a possible...
  21. About 66 hours after consuming 8.5 standard...

    About 66 hours after consuming 8.5 standard drinks (US 119 g pure alcohol). It's not a sure thing but likely EtG will be cleared in that time.

    How did you accomplish the 111 days? That's a good...
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    All drug tests (indlucing hair) are two-phase....

    All drug tests (indlucing hair) are two-phase. First is always EIA immunoassay. If that is negative then the test ends. Only if it is positive at step one does it proceed to GC/MS. 190 is steep for...
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    Bet that it is clear. The labs have you coming...

    Bet that it is clear. The labs have you coming and going but for your personal relief it will be worth the investment.

    When you add all that up the per-item cost of 2 little pills is substantial. ...
  24. Maybe. You probably have a detectable amount of...

    Maybe. You probably have a detectable amount of alcohol in your system most of the time but particularly after eating or drinking anything containing sugar. Not only would you have EtG in urine you...
  25. In all likelihood that is your answer. You are...

    In all likelihood that is your answer. You are creating ethanol by way of intestinal (endogenous) fermentation. I'm surprised that the ETS was negative with the EtG reading at that level, but that is...
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    It's very doubtful that the single use noted...

    It's very doubtful that the single use noted could rise to the level of detection in HDT. But no way of being absolutely sure.

    Never rely on the 90 day formula. While your hair growth will be...
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    HDT doesn't detect light and infrequent use. The...

    HDT doesn't detect light and infrequent use. The answer to your question is the same as above and the same references apply.
  28. At what level was alcohol detected? Do you have...

    At what level was alcohol detected? Do you have any medical conditions? Are you prone to yeast infection and/or intestinal-digestive problems?
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    What type of test. Breath, urine, saliva? Is it...

    What type of test. Breath, urine, saliva? Is it an instant home test or being sent to lab for results?

    The results you cite (failure to detect) are not unusual for home tests. Usually this results...
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    1 light beer (12 oz, 4.2% abv) is 8/10 of a...

    1 light beer (12 oz, 4.2% abv) is 8/10 of a standard drink (US). The above information is applicable.
  31. No it isn't. Detection of drug metabolites in...

    No it isn't. Detection of drug metabolites in hair generally requires accumulation (repeated exposure). Adderall a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine both of which can be incorporated...
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    That is interesting. Where did these remedies...

    That is interesting. Where did these remedies come from: Water, running, creatine?

    At that time interval you are in a danger zone based on that consumption (8.5 standard drinks (US), 119 g pure...
  33. Question: Urine test

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    What was the urine being tested for, EtOH...

    What was the urine being tested for, EtOH (alcohol) or EtG?
  34. Question: Dr. Bill

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    All of the factors you mention have an influence...

    All of the factors you mention have an influence on EtG testing: Cutoff, liquid and food.

    There have been no direct comparative studies between the various cutoffs. Some testing agencies estimate...
  35. Question: Dr. Bill

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    Neither the amount of EtG created nor the...

    Neither the amount of EtG created nor the elimination time of same can be predicted with any degree of precision. At that level of consumption (8.5) drinks (US) EtG could be detectable for 70-80...
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    Hair testing doesn't detect low level cannabis...

    Hair testing doesn't detect low level cannabis use. It this regard it doesn't make any difference how far back the test goes... that use will not be detected.


    1) Musshoff F, Madea B. (2006)...
  37. Question: ETG Coming

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    There is no way to reliably predict the outcome...

    There is no way to reliably predict the outcome of an EtG test. I assume you consumed a pint of vodka (8.5 standard drinks US) 119 g of pure alcohol. The majority of people pass this test at that...
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    That is a total of 10 drinks. The spacing of the...

    That is a total of 10 drinks. The spacing of the drinks may reduce EtG and the test is influenced by liquids of any type but that is a close call by any measure. There is no way of precisely timing...
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    EtG is created in relation to the amount of...

    EtG is created in relation to the amount of alcohol consumed. Very unclear how much alcohol you consumed.
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    Hair drug testing (HDT) is dependent on structure...

    Hair drug testing (HDT) is dependent on structure (fine) and color (eumelanin content). Growth is also hormonally controlled. So that probably describes why the AMP was not detected.

    As to the...
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    If you had one drink there is no chance of...

    If you had one drink there is no chance of detection at that time.
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    Detection of EtG is entirely dependent on time...

    Detection of EtG is entirely dependent on time from last drink until test in relation to amount consumed.
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    Who said it is covering 6 months and which lab is...

    Who said it is covering 6 months and which lab is testing?

    How much did you smoke during that period?
  44. There are a couple. Disulfiram (antabuse)...

    There are a couple. Disulfiram (antabuse) being the most commonly used and available in US.
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    Three standard drinks (US) is not going to show...

    Three standard drinks (US) is not going to show up on an EtG test at that time. Well beyond the capabilities of the test.
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    No it will not. Beyond clearance time for EtG

    No it will not. Beyond clearance time for EtG
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    Amphetamines have a greater incorporation into...

    Amphetamines have a greater incorporation into hair than THC/THCA. This is generally attributed to an affinity for eumelanin but also involves route of incorporation (how does the drug get into the...
  48. Question: Seroquel

    by DrBill100
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    Seroquel is not an illegal substance and should...

    Seroquel is not an illegal substance and should not be tested for in pre-employment drug testing* per EEOC regulations.

    *in US and applies to pre-offer drug testing.

    ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE:...
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    As example a shot of whiskey has 14 grams of...

    As example a shot of whiskey has 14 grams of alcohol as does a 12 can of beer. 2 grams is 0.07 oz
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    Rational Recovery, Inc (RR)...

    Rational Recovery, Inc (RR). Does not conduct meetings but emphasizes self-recovery practices through an array of publications, material related to counseling, guidance, and direct instruction for...
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