There's a few things to consider here.
#1 MOST employers do a SAMSHA-5 test, which mostly tests for illegal drugs. The only legal ones it generally picks up is adderall, codeine, and morphine. Also, they can do addtional lab testing to find out whether it was a prescript
ion (such as T#3) or and illegal drug (such as herion) caused the positive. Most narcotics will only show up on this test if taken in high doses within a short time before testing. (The Opiate test is not designed to catch prescript
ion drugs but illegal drug use, namely heroin. However prescript
ion codeine and morphine will cause a positive and they will have to test it further to confirm it was from prescript
ion use). Therefore, if you are hydrocodone for example, it most likely won't show up.
#2 A few
employers do a 9 panel tests, usually ones that require driving heavy machinery. These WILL usually test for the hydrocodone/oxycodone. A very few select ones require hair tests, which picks up presciption and illegal drug use over the past 90 days.
#3 Have a print out of the precription records on hand incase a doctor review the results does call you, that way you can fax it to them. You can simply request they put (on Rx) in the comments section at the testing site. That way you don't have to worry about
your privacy being violated, it just simply lets the tester know that its "possible" one of your script
s might cause a positive. If you turn up negative, this will NOT hurt you by putting "on rx" on the paper work because once the company hears negative, thats the end of that part of the process. No need to worry more.
Don't sweat it. 95 percent of employers are simply looking for illegal drug users. Most are not concerned that you are on a legal prescript
ion, provided you have demonstrated through your job experience and interview that you can compentantly do the job.
I hope this helps and best wishes :)
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