I have been living with chronic pain for a number of years, after seeing a number of different Dr's and going through numerous test there is not anything that can be done, other then take pain meds that at least give me some quality of life back. Now I had to sign a meds contract with my Dr, that I had no problem doing knowing I had nothing to worry about since I Never did any type of drugs other then what what proscribed to me. So feeling confident that I had nothing to worry about, I was sent to the lab to do my first drug test ever. The lab person DREW BLOOD and sent me on my way. The next day I received a call from my Dr's nurse, saying that my test came back showing I had cocaine ans barbituiates in my system. How can this be, I NEVER used any of these things. Angry I argued and said that can not be right. Feeling confused and angry I got on my computer to see what I can do about this, and found articles on false positive results with these drug test, so I called a place that does drug screens and asked them what I could do to prove I never took these drugs an they suggested having a conformation testing done. So I called my Dr and requested this test to be done an he agreed. Finally the results came in an as I sat in my Dr's office waiting for him, I remember feeling so hurt and angry an disgusted by all this. Wondering how am I to trust these test if this is what happens. My Dr came in and said that everything came back clean that there was nothing in my system. Relieved but yet confused, I asked him how this can happen if I never did the drugs. He told me that sometimes URINE drug test can show a false positive.WAIT he said URINE, I never took a urine test, I told him that they did a blood test on me, NOT URINE, he said he never orders blood drug screens, and said they sent in a urine test. NOT POSSIBLE. but nothing was done about it. That really scared me, there was a mistake with the lab and nobody cared. I switched Dr's and clinics and and again was sent down for a drug test, and again, this person was going to take my blood and I stopped her saying its a URINE test. Now my insurance did not cover the conformation test I requested and it cost me over $2200 to apparently test someone else's urine, and now It almost happened again. We put our trust in the hands of these people to do the right thing, but tell me how I am suppose to trust them when something like this happens not only once but almost twice. That is scary to anyone. We are not only suppose to trust a test that can give false results, but also the people taking them are making mistakes that can hurt us, and how do we fight that. How are we to feel safe an trust what is asked of us to do, when there are mistakes like what happened to me being done. Part of my pain problem was caused by the mistake of a Dr. And I have to live with that mistake for the rest of my life. How would you feel if this happened to you...What would you do...View Thread
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