Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Drug Test - Urine Sample - Possible contamination ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Drug Test - Urine Sample - Possible contamination
Category: Health
Asked by: first_job-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 Aug 2006 14:34 PDT
Expires: 28 Aug 2006 05:22 PDT
Question ID: 759570
I got my first job offer in a big company and I guess I am paranoid.
My question might be stupid but like I said I am paranoid and I need
some assurance.
I went to give my drug test today. These were the tests requested by the employer:
1) 5 Panel PSC collection
2) 3 Party Collection

I went to the lab. I washed my hands with soap. Got the sample urine
in the container. When I was leaving the rest room, I noticed my hair
had fallen in the urine. Without thinking I put my fingers in the
urine and took out the hair. YIKES but it was a impulsive reaction.

I did'nt think about it much but then I started thinking - By doing
that Did I contaminate the urine sample. I had washed my hands with
soap and dried it - so what is the possibility that the soap got in
the sample. Tell me I'm just being paranoid.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Drug Test - Urine Sample - Possible contamination
From: pinkfreud-ga on 25 Aug 2006 14:37 PDT
Even if soap did get in the sample, it's not likely that a drug test
is looking for soap. Such tests typically detect metabolites that are
associated with the use of certain mind-altering substances. Soap
isn't likely to matter.
Subject: Re: Drug Test - Urine Sample - Possible contamination
From: wardd-ga on 25 Aug 2006 15:24 PDT
Most drug tests are run with yes/no indicators.  Meaning that an
intesive search of all chemicals of the sample is not done, just an
indicator if certain chemical markers are present.  So the only way to
really ruin a sample is to place a caustic chemical in it that would
destroy or alter the other chemical markers.  Most likely it wont
effect a thing.  Good luck in getting the job!
Subject: Re: Drug Test - Urine Sample - Possible contamination
From: first_job-ga on 25 Aug 2006 17:39 PDT
Thanks for the comments guys. I was just nervous. Really appreciate your responses.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy