A few years ago, the user Branall1 posted a great post about the truth behind drug testing. Very imformative and I am thankful to have found it.
I have a couple of questions.
'This was posted 4 years ago, so I am curious specifically regarding LAbcorp if what he said four years ago is still true...
Laboratory testing is actually on-site (rapid read, quick scan, dip card. Whatever you want to call it) testing in disguise. Here are the economics:
The NIDA 5 (Cocaine, Meth, THC, Opiate, PCP) dip cards cost $1.10 wholesale (For a decent, american made card). They are much cheaper if you go with the Chinese imported version (remember, this is a money motivated industry. Most people use the cheapest they can get at the time)
GC/MS (Gas Chromography/Mass Spectromity) testing actually costs a lot more than what they charge. GC/MS normally costs close to $100 per test. Anyone can obviously see the problem is every single test was run through GC/MS. Lapcorp would loose money. This is obviously not what happens.
ALL lab samples are "screened". They know that 99% of all of the tests are going to come up negative, so they hit them with the same $1.10 test that an onsite kit uses. If it comes out negative, it's reported negative and never sent to GC/MS. If it's positive, it heads over to GC/MS for quantitive verification.
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So...is this what happens still? I submitted a synthetic Dr Greens Agent -X yesterday to a Labcorp... if I am reading correctly, Labcorp will use an onsite 5 panel kit, if it is negative, then its the end of testing right?
If this is what happens, I dont understand how Ph and Gravity are even calculated from the sample if this is all they do after its negaitve.
Sounds to me like they do a panel dip test, its negative then testing over.
Am I correct in this assumption???
I submitted without a hitch, temp fine...worried to death...used Dr Greens Agent X. Also LAbcorp website says they usually know the results within 4 hours after submission. Its been since yesterday morning. Can I relax now that I have not heard anything or is it too early