False Positives

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Damon L.'s Comment
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How common is it to get a false positive from a hair follicle test and has anyone that's been genuinely clean ever had a false positive?

G-Town's Comment
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Can't say it's impossible, but darn close. Are you concerned with that as a possibility?

Damon L.'s Comment
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No I've taken some prescription pills which I told them about when they took my hair sample and they told me if they had any issues with my test they would call and find out what I was taking. As far as illegal drugs I'm not worried at all. The only thing I'm concerned about is so many people saying they got false positives and claimed to be clean so yes that bothers we a little.

Can't say it's impossible, but darn close. Are you concerned with that as a possibility?

Chris's Comment
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How common is it to get a false positive from a hair follicle test and has anyone that's been genuinely clean ever had a false positive?

Following, I am 100% clean myself, never touched any illegal drugs, but after reading stories online, i'm a bit concerned, shouldn't have to be...

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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How common is it to get a false positive from a hair follicle test and has anyone that's been genuinely clean ever had a false positive?

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Following, I am 100% clean myself, never touched any illegal drugs, but after reading stories online, i'm a bit concerned, shouldn't have to be...

The false positive is from reading the online stories about people in denial of their illicit drug use.

If you are not using, and haven't for 9 months (hair follicle test), then try not to worry about it.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chris's Comment
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How common is it to get a false positive from a hair follicle test and has anyone that's been genuinely clean ever had a false positive?

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Following, I am 100% clean myself, never touched any illegal drugs, but after reading stories online, i'm a bit concerned, shouldn't have to be...

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The false positive is from reading the online stories about people in denial of their illicit drug use.

If you are not using, and haven't for 9 months (hair follicle test), then try not to worry about it.

Most likely these 'false positives' being spewed out all over the internet are actually just 'false information' from folks who are in denial, that is great to know G-Town, I feel 100% at ease now. Well sorta, on that matter I do, i'm still tripping over myself trying to learn trip planning, I wanna do my best at my first company and become one of the top tier go to drivers. I have always been the go to guy at every company I ever worked for because of my consistency and reliability, maybe i'm overthinking my learning.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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There are also a lot of companies trying to make money selling products that will supposedly help you pass a test. So they have a financial incentive to spread fear like that, also. If they only target people who are using drugs, they'll limit their potential market. If they scare people into thinking they might fail a test even if they're clean, it increases their potential market considerably.

If you fail a test the clinic will notify you first, not your company. So you'll know before anyone else will.

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