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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I recently gave my 3 weeks notice at my job. I worked for my family as the general manager for my uncle's restaurant. While waiting for the decision from my new job, I was extremely restless at night because I was nervous about quitting on my family. I didn't have a good nights sleep for 3 days so a friend of mine gave me a diazepam(valium) to help me sleep. That was today last week. I have to take a drug screen today for the new job and yesterday I took two otc home test and 1 showed up negative but the second showed up positive for benzos. Shouldn't a full week be enough to clean my system? I'm 5'9" 165lbs with average fat. Should I go take the test this afternoon?
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User :   thx
Doctor :   Yes you may take the test
Doctor :   Taking a Benzo shall not rule out your efficiency at any job
User :   even with the otc urine screen showing positive the second time?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Diazepam is not an illicit drug
User :   Thats what I wsa wondering it is a non-dot test but it should still be only 5 panels?
Doctor :   The drug screen at any job is done for illicit drugs
User :   Great. I was just nervous. Would have been embarassing quitting on my families business only to lose the job do to a positive urinalysis
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   Go ahead
User :   Thanks for your help doc
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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