found this topic interesting as I am up for a new job at Honda as a Programmer Engineer. I have GERDs as well as Esophagitis, Gastritis, Ulcers, Barrett's Esophagus, and 4 years ago had surgery to remove benign polyps in my stomach. So throughout the years I have been taking a various of medication for this. This is part of my 80% Disability rating from my Veteran Disability. I have been prescribed Omeprazole, Pantoprazole and Zegarid. I am currently on daily doses of Omeprazole from my VA doctor. From two other local clinic doctors I use mainly for prescriptions, one has me on Pantoprazole and the other on Zegarid.
In my drug screening they said I have THC. And I took all my meds to the nurses doing my physical yet they tell me that none of these meds would create a false positive. They sent it off to LabCorp. I took them for their word and became very worried. Before I left the office my Ulcers had already started killing me I was so worried. When I got home I did some serious research and found that the very same medication I was taking and that the nurses said did not cause any false positives were in fact some of the worst meds you can take for a drug screening!
But then I thought ok, maybe at LabCorp they can see the difference and see that I do not have THC just my meds, but then i see online about so many mixed reviews about the methods they use. I hear from some that the GDMS machine is supposed to be very accurate but then I hear from others that the machine is still known to give false positives in these instances. I don't know what to do or where to turn. I need to know, this is my life at stake here! I have worked too hard and went too far for my career to end like this! I apologize for the lengthy post but I am very desperate for some understanding and options here. And Thank you for any information you can give!