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    • I wouldn't care -- Votes: 39
    • It would bother me but the test would come back clean anyways -- Votes: 23
    • It would bother me the test would not come back clean -- Votes: 3
Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting PurpleBama582:</b>" Did you have to sign a form before they drew the blood? The form would have specified what they were testing for. "</blockquote>




No I didn't get any sort of papers my doctor just told me what she was testing for (obviously not everything) and then called the lab to tell them I was coming.

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ((-32 Weeks-)):</b>" I'm not sure I see what there is to be ... [snip!] ... Because its s violation of privacy. If there is a clear reason, fine. But they should inform you."


When I took mine I was just handed papers to take to the lab, I assumed it was regular OB test stuff, I wouldn't have known it was a drug test if I hadnt had read through the whole thing and saw (drug abuse) next to urinary test, my OB didn't verbally say drug test either, she just said blood work and urine test.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:</b>" When I took mine I was just handed papers to take to the lab, I assumed it was regular OB test stuff, ... [snip!] ... and saw (drug abuse) next to urinary test, my OB didn't verbally say drug test either, she just said blood work and urine test."</blockquote>




Only paper I've ever signed was a consent to treat paper and there's nothing about a drug test. Not that I do drugs, because I don't, but I would not be happy if they ran any test without my consent.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
7th Mar '13

It wouldnt bother me too much because I dont use drugs and the test did not pose any risk to me or my pregnancy....BUT I do believe that you have a right to be informed of whats being done to you tests and treatments and I believe that most instituions follow that policy so the hospital has violated your trust as a patient which is not cool.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22821 posts
7th Mar '13

It would bother me. I certainly wouldn't pay for one and I'd be mad if it was done without my knowledge.
It's a violation of my privacy and trust. I do t expect my doc to be acting on behalf of the government and the police.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
7th Mar '13

Mine would come back clean but yes I would be mad.its like their being sneaky about it.if its legally required then they gotta do what they gotta do but if there just doing it to do it they should talk to you about if your a drug user.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" It would bother me. I certainly wouldn't pay for one and I'd be mad if it was done without my knowledge. ... [snip!] ... It's a violation of my privacy and trust. I do t expect my doc to be acting on behalf of the government and the police."</blockquote>




Exactly!

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
7th Mar '13

I highly doubt you read every paper you signed at the office. no one does. It was probably in one of them.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" I highly doubt you read every paper you signed at the office. no one does. It was probably in one of them."</blockquote>




I've only ever signed one paper at my doctor. I sign it once a year when I renew my insurance through them. I've read it. But idk how other places work.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5489 posts
7th Mar '13

Could they have informed you and you weren't paying attention or didn't hear them? I say this because at my appointment they took my blood and as they took it they mentioned a few things that they were going to do with it. One being a drug test.

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" I highly doubt you read every paper you signed ... [snip!] ... paper at my doctor. I sign it once a year when I renew my insurance through them. I've read it. But idk how other places work."</blockquote>




I don't know how they can legally do that. Are you in the US?

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til ... [snip!] ... read it. But idk how other places work."</blockquote> I don't know how they can legally do that. Are you in the US?"</blockquote>




Yep. It's the consent to treat that I sign after I have the interview.

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" ... [snip!] ... do that. Are you in the US?"</blockquote> Yep. It's the consent to treat that I sign after I have the interview."</blockquote>



I don't think they can test you without signed permission. I've gotten paperwork for every test they've ever run on me, including just testing my urine for protein.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" I highly doubt you read every paper you signed at the office. no one does. It was probably in one of them."</blockquote>




I have never signed anything at my doctors office except a paper clearly giving them permission to get my files from my previous doctor.

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brookie99:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 til Gwen:</b>" I highly doubt you read every paper you signed ... [snip!] ... signed anything at my doctors office except a paper clearly giving them permission to get my files from my previous doctor."</blockquote>




That probably included all previous consent forms.