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    Harryer Pott
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    Wow, that is very unusual. I can pass two weeks after stopping daily use.

    That’s longer than any detection window I’ve seen in any literature. So I’m very surprised that you would test positive at 80 days, but of course I believe you. Sorry that its so slow for you – that must be a real pain in the ass.

    A lot of things factor in to detection window:
    -Frequency of use (how often)
    -Dose (how much)
    -Metabolism (eat plenty and exercise to keep you metabolism churning)
    -Body fat percentage (THC is much more lipid-soluble than water-soluble, so a lot that is in your bloodstream initially gets sequestered in body fat and then released back into your blood stream slowly)
    -Hydration (if you keep yourself well-hydrated while trying to detox, it helps. While it doesn’t exactly “flush” your system out, as you can do with other drugs with water-soluble metabolites, having more volume of blood plasma facilitates more transfer of stored THC from your fat into your blood)
    -How hydrated you are when you tests (obviously dilution makes everything in your pee, including THC metabolites, less concentrated)
    -First pee of the day, or you’ve been holding it in for 2 hours or more (more likely to fail than if you have peed recently)
    -Using middle of stream

    And then testing methods as well:
    -Cutoff level (50 ng/mL is a lot easier to pass than 20 ng/mL – but also, 50 ng/mL is a lot more common)
    -Which metabolites they test for (the more metabolites they test for, and the less specific the test, the longer the detection window. If they only test for THC and THC-COOH, then the detection window will be shorter)

    Sorry it has been hanging around in your system so long. You’re the first person I’ve ever heard of failing tests at 80 days, so it surprises me. I hope things end up working out well with the test, and you get your job.

    In most cases, no call is good news. If you fail the initial test, then they will usually call you, and ask you if you want them to send it to a lab to verify with GC/MS. I’m not sure how broadly that applies, but that’s how it is for my tests. I’m not sure about tests for employers though. Maybe you should send a follow-up email to your employer on Monday or Tuesday morning, if they haven’t responded. I find sometimes people get lazy about reading and responding to emails toward the end of the week, like Thursday and Friday.

    Oh, and by the way, one of the guys I live with is from Big Rapids.

    #4631

    Harryer Pott
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    As a former opioid addict myself who was always running out of pills, I totally understand how this can happen and do not judge you. I started out with street pills, but then I was put on a pain contract too when my doctor began prescribing 60 mg a day of oxycodone for post-surgical pain (that never goes away). I knew I was at risk every month–so what I did as some kind of insurance was to give about 12-15 pills to a non-using friend to hold for me when the prescription was first filled, and then administer them to me in the few days preceding the test. I also tried my darndest not to run short the rest of the month.

    I never got caught for anything, but my anxiety level ran so high that I finally decided it wasn’t worth living with it. So I went off the pills, with my nurse practitioner helping me with a very generous taper.

    I wish you good luck with this test–and just want to suggest that getting off the pills eventually, if you can stand it–would be the very best way to deal with this problem…

    #4616

    Harryer Pott
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    What drug are we talking about? If you’re not a frequent user and you snorted cocaine one day a few days will be okay for your urine to be clean. BUT, if you’re a everyday marijuana smoker you will probably need a few weeks to pass a drug test. Marijuana is a bitch when it comes to urine drug tests.

    #4610

    Harryer Pott
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    How would anyone here possibly know this? We don’t work for whatever company you are trying to get hired at, we aren’t in any way involved in the hiring process, nor is there a single person here who knows said companies policies.

    Call the place tomorrow and ask them.

    #4605

    Harryer Pott
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    Besides clean piss, what sort of answers are you expecting? Why do you need to ask this?

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