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Wasn't really sure where to post this.
I recently had my gallbladder removed by keyhole surgery. About 16 hours after being released I had to take a drug test and it came up positive for alcohol. I have passed all my drug tests for almost 6 years and I haven't drank in over 6 years but apparently they think I just decided to start back during my surgery.
I was severly sick to my stomach before hand so there was no way I would drink.
If I was drinking before my surgery they would've canceled it.
There was no way I could stay awake after the surgery to drink and definitely couldn't risk getting sick to my stomach.
If I had drank before going in and taking the test it would've been noticed by the employees.
I've gone over all my medications that they printed out for me and the only thing they contained were benzyl alcohol which the lab claims they only test for methanol alcohol.
They don't give a print out of the topical cleansers they used for pre-op cleaning and post-op cleaning which I know wasn't iodine. If it did contain alcohol did it possibly get in my blood stream upon cutting me open or is it possible that residue was left over and got into my urine sample? I also don't know what is in the glue they applied over my incisions. I literally woke up since coming home from surgery and went straight in. I didn't have time to clean up and I couldn't shower for 2 days.
They recently switched labs which now has me even more worried that this place is a scam. It's suspect that my first test with them has a false positive. They're not working well with us to help determine if something from my surgery could cause a positive alcohol test because if that's the case a retest wont help. If it's not a retest might be able to show it was an error or possibly something else that caused it.
If anyone has an insight or experience with something similar I would greatly appreciate some input.
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