Before entering a drug collection facility to take a drug test here are a few tips to avoid specimen rejection and to make the process more smooth.
Do not drink excessive water before a drug test. Why? This could lead to a false negative result as well as a sample rejection. A diluted specimen is a urine sample which has a higher water content than the average specimen, which can minimize the drug levels in the urine. The problem is that when someone tries to dilute the urine by drinking excessive water or by adding water to the specimen, the creatine concentration is also measured. The creatine concentration determines if the urine is diluted. If less than 20 milligrams per deciliter it is considered dilute. If no creatine is found it can’t be counted as urine. A dilute finding may result in an inconclusive result.
Also, do not use the restroom immediately prior before entering the drug testing facility to give a urine sample.. I know this may be common sense, but we see it several times per day. Once you attempt to give a sample and it is not an adequate amount donors now by DOT rules need to enter a shy bladder protocol. Donors are not allowed to leave the facility and have up to 3 hours to give a sample. Water consumption is monitored closely and limited to avoid diluting the urine.
So avoid dilute specimens and shy bladder protocol by not drinking excessive water or using the restroom immediately before entering for your urine drug test.
Negative Effects of Cannabis
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, pot, weed, chronic, 420, and other names, is a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant. It is primarily used for medical and recreational purposes. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the main psychoactive component of cannabis, which is one of the 483 known compounds in the plant. Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract.
marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States. Although promoted as having no negative effects, scientific research indicates that marijuana use can cause many different health problems.
Some of the negative effects include: delusions, hallucinations, increase risk of depression and suicidal behavior in teens, increase risk of heart attack, atrial fibrillation, increased blood pressure, reduced oxygen carrying capacity, decreased bone density, bronchitis, emphysema-like symptoms, lowered immune response, and anxiety.
5 Benefits of a Drug Free Workplace Program
- Increased productivity – Employees that are under the influence of drugs and alcohol often lead to calling out of work frequently, tardiness, tiredness, and poor performance. A drug free workplace can help employees stay focused and usually results in less employee turnover as well.
- Decreased insurance costs – There is a clear cost savings for having a drug free workplace for employees. Employees are less likely to use their health benefits as increase of drug use usually equals an increase of doctor visits. Insurance companies often give discounts to companies with a drug free workplace policy.
- Decreased workplace accidents – Approximately 50% of workplace accidents are caused by drugs in some way. Lack of focus and tiredness is usually the cause.
- Better equipped to help employees – A set policy can help recognize employees with drug and alcohol issues. These policies can help get the employee the help they need and potentially save a life.
- Better for business – A drug free work environment is better for everyone. Creates a safe work environment, safer and better communication with customers, and could even open up future business opportunities due to more places only doing business with companies with a set policy.
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