In drug test results, what does it mean if it says "specimen was dilute"?
Means that the urine specimen has a greater concentration of water than a normal urine sample.
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That's what I thought it meant. Nathan's dad had to show 6 months drug free before getting unsupervised visitation. He completed his "program" last week and gave Erin his drug test results and a letter from the therapist today. The test in September (they only tested once a month) said "specimen dilute" and the creatinine level was only 19. Should we be concerned or let it go?
I'm guessing he did half a toilet dip and half urine. Sounds fishy to me. They should have re-tested. Or he did a body flush with something. Not sure there's much you can do since it was 2 months ago. Maybe request a hair sample?
Last edited by Babidol; 11-16-2012 at 05:06 PM.
Doesn't necessarily mean anything bad; I had to redo my drug test I took for the job I am at because it was too diluted. I drank like 3 bottles of water before hand because I always have a hard time when it comes to urine samples (not sure why?) but they suggested one bottle of water before hand and that's it. BUT I also googled creatinine levels and according to google 19 is dangerously high ? I read anything over 10 is possible kidney failure. I could be wrong though I work with eye doctors, I am not a nurse lol.
Hmmm I don't think it would sit well with me. Though if the "powers that be" are fine with it I am not sure if you can force the issue or a retest. It would be worth finding out though.
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The creatin is a way to flush your body. Lots of people do niacin too. Bad stuff.
This is an interesting article about urine drug screens that may answer some of your questions & IMO I would have a problem with his srug screen results.
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Exactly my thinking as well, but my husband and Erin refuse to pursue it. See, the court order said
Father agrees to enroll in and successfully complete a Court-approved
drug treatment program and follow any and all recommendations provided by the
program. The Father shall submit to drug testing and have said program provide a copy
of the results of all drug tests to the Mother. Upon receiving negative screenings for six
(6) consecutive months, the supervision required by this Order shall be suspended and
weekend visitations shall be the first (1st) and third (3rd) weekends from 4:00 pm on
Friday until 6:30 pm on Sunday.
Now, throughout this time, he has only been given Erin copies of his drug tests once every two months, so we assumed that was how seldom they were being done. Today, when she dropped Nathan off for his first unsupervised visitation, he gave her the letter from the therapist and 1 drug test a month for each of May, June, July, September, and October. The one for September is the one that said the specimen was dilute and we didn't have that until today. According to our attorney, we would be well within our rights to have refused to allow him to take Nathan today if we did not feel he had complied with the Court order, but my husband insists on letting it go. I am NOT happy or comfortable with this at all, especially since he plans to move 60 miles away from where we live now the 1st of December -- he currently lives in the same county and about 10 miles away from us. His mother is moving with him, but within the next year, she will be leaving and moving to Florida. Based on his views about marijuana use, I'd bet my last dollar that he's going to go right back to using now that he's supposedly finished his "program" and gotten unsupervised visitation.
sounds like he did some kind of flush to trick the test. I wonder why they allowed that to go?
So they are ok letting a dad who might be on drugs watch Nathan unsupervised? Are they really thinking about what could happen if that were the case? If something did happen wouldn't they wish that they had chosen differently?
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Creatine is NOT the same as creatinine. The first is a supplement and the second is a measure of kidney function (though, it is related to the breakdown of Creatine ingested). He really could be over-hydrated. Was the creatinine level 19, or 1.9, or 0.19? Normal is ~1, with >2 typically indicative of kidney failure (acute or chronic). Patients on dialysis are anywhere from 3.5-6 as a norm; I've seen it as high as 14, but never as high as 19?? No matter; I would demand a retest, or a blood test or hair follicle test.
To be considered "normal" the creatinine concentration must be between 20 mg/dl and 250 mg/dl
On three of his drug tests, the level was in the upper 100's, like between 150 and 190. One of them it was 65, and then the one in question it was 19.