Pre-employment drug test

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  1. Steve_MacIsaac

    Steve_MacIsaac Bobtail Member

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    Guys I need help! I recently went for a pre-employment test for a new company. I was having gut problems that day and was dehydrated. The testing facility refused to give me more than 24-26oz (3 cups out of the required 40oz) of liquid and then wrote that I had poor kidney function on my sheet and sent it to the MRO.

    I received an email today and I have been informed that I have 4 more business days to see a urologist to examine my kidneys. Average wait time in Canada can be in excess of 5 weeks. I'll loose my ability to work and my company. Is there anyway or anyone I can take this to, to challenge the results based on failure to follow procedure?

    MRO wants $475 to speak to me and the new employer is furious that the MRO wants a 25 year old's kidney function checked based on this? I've done everything but contact the FMCSA on this. Even my sheet says they only gave me 3 out of the required 5 cups of liquid. I keep trying to tell the MRO they failed to follow proper procedure when giving me liquids to rehydrate me. The excuse I was given was that they didn't need to give me any more because it would dilute the sample. Yet I was unable to go during the 3 hours.

    Is there any action I can take?

    Help...
     
  2. p608

    p608 Heavy Load Member

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    If you're close to the border see a US doc.
     
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  3. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Not a bad idea if it's important enough to you. Great Falls is probably the closest centre to drive to. I imagine the price is pretty steep, but when factored against the other issues at play....
     
  4. Steve_MacIsaac

    Steve_MacIsaac Bobtail Member

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    MRO has to approve the doctor... can't be just any doc.
     
  5. p608

    p608 Heavy Load Member

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    An occupational medicine center will have their own MRO, or as an alternative just get a new medical.
     
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  6. Steve_MacIsaac

    Steve_MacIsaac Bobtail Member

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    DOT Approved?
    Probably not. I plan on spending a day in a hospital now, had to cancel a load to avoid the risk and I know exactly what the urologist is going to say when I tell him what happened. It's going to be a huge waste of my time which is why I will also be talking to the FMCSA about it.
     
  7. Purree

    Purree Bobtail Member

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  8. Purree

    Purree Bobtail Member

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    You shouldn't be dehydrated because of a gut issue. You must be drinking a lot of acidic fluids such as coffee, inferior water, soda and alcohol. Acidic liquids drain fluids from your body. Alkaline liquids such as eating watermelon, oranges, superior water such as Fiji Water rehydrate you and keep liquids in your system. You should also drink a bottle of high alkaline water such as Iceland Water maybe like once in a week but not too much Iceland Water as too much alkaline can make you nervous. Been there. You won't have any more problems with dehydration.
     
  9. p608

    p608 Heavy Load Member

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    Yes occupational med centers are DOT approved
     
  10. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    Inferior water, Roflmao.
     
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