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Pain management? ?

I'm in n.c. and I have been seeing my pain.clinic dr.for 4 years. I recently failed a drug test for cocaine (which i have never used) and i was kicked out. Ive been complaining for awhile now about the urine tests not having my name on it. How can these drs know whose tests belong to whom when there's no names on the cups? Is it not possible that the lab can mess up just like anyone else?  When I tried to talk to her about it the nurse said she could not speak to me because of the failed test. Is this true and is there a way to find out if the lab messed up and gave her someone else's results?  It's very frustrating when I know I did not do the cocaine that "showed" up in my system.
Oh and the reason for my chronic pain is the result of someone dropping a steel ladder on my neck as I was walking away. Dr. Said I was lucky to be alive.
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  • Ellen625EEllen625 New Jersey, USPosts: 757
    Not sure if its too late but can you do another test at a different lab?
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    edited 08/28/2016 - 3:37 PM
    I always make sure my name is on my cup before going into the bathroom...and label on the cup itself.
    ......not  only on the cap, as caps can be removed and confused.

    Personally, I'm not sure of what recourse you have, but I will follow your discussion, as I am interested to see if your situation is corrected.
    Sue
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,434
    Like Sue said, I always verify that my name is on the cup and that is the cup I am using and even though they say leave it in the bathroom, I bring it directly to the nurse..  

    As far as having another center do the urine testing.   If they are connected via electronic medical records they will see that you failed one test and would really question this test.

    I would go back to the doctor and practice that indicated you failed the urine test.   You can talk to them all you want about not using cocaine, but I am not sure how well they will be listening.   Seems that since you have been going to the same clinic for 4 years now, there would be some trust and confidence built up
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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