When you go for the drug test, take your prescription bottle with
you. Show the technician or nurse and ask her/him to document this.
Show the prescription bottle to your employer, along with a note from
your doctor as well.
(This is assuming you have an current prescription bottle with your
name and date on it)
If you already had the test, didn't the tech or nurse ask if you
were taking any prescripton drugs? If something that you are legally
prescribed shows positive, your employer may ask for a repeat test a
few weeks after your prescription expires.
Some drug tests' sensitivity is set to only report a positive
result above a prescription threshold, so a prescription level may be
acceptable. Some drug screens may not even test for the medication you
are taking. It all depends on what you are taking, in what dosage and
the kind of test your employer uses.
If your first screen is positive due to prescription drugs, offer
to pay for a second screening yourself, when you are finished with
your prescription medication. If it is a long term prescription, get a
note from your doctor, documenting that you are using a medically
necessary and prescribed drug.
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