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Wed, Feb 20 9:20am · Other causes of failed PEth test for alchohol abuse? in Mental Health

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We had this initial concern, but stopped allowing the alcohol swabbing and yet still had false positive results (affirmed by negative tests from another place with samples given just minutes after the first one). It was NOT the alcohol swab, in my opinion, validated by a toxicologist who reiterated that the test is NOT checking for alcohol, but for phosphatidyl ethanol, an alleged byproduct of the body’s processing of heavy alcohol consumption. The ONLY false positives I EVER received were from Forensic DNA & Testing in Dallas. To date, the three other test facilities have, rightly so since I don’t drink at all anymore, resulted in negative. My common denominator was FDNA.

Sep 17, 2018 · Other causes of failed PEth test for alchohol abuse? in Mental Health

I have been to court again with a toxicologist speaking on my behalf to evidence of five (5) false positives each contradicted by a negative PEth test taken elsewhere. The judge ruled to give me my kids back and let me drive them now, and I no longer have to be subjected to the court’s appointed test facility but can go to another facility of my choosing. It was time consuming & very costly (oh, what I could do for my kids with the $15k all this cost, for ultimately no good reason!), and cost me 8 months of time with my wonderful kids.

Aug 10, 2018 · Other causes of failed PEth test for alchohol abuse? in Mental Health

All I know is what’s happened to me. After a two false positives (contradicted by back-up tests I paid for myself from another testing facility), my judge said a toxicologist could be engaged to speak to the contradictions and vindicate me. Since then there have been 3 more false positives similarly contradicted by back-up tests, & I’m headed to court with said toxicologist soon to hopefully put this behind us. It cost me my kids thru no fault of my own, no alcohol consumption at all.
My ONLY positives were from one testing facility. All others from different places have all been negative, as they should be. Covering yourself with back-up tests is expensive but worth it.

Apr 18, 2018 · Other causes of failed PEth test for alchohol abuse? in Mental Health

The morning after that evening’s surprise test, I took my own back-up test at another testing facility nearby. The sample went to the same lab (USDTL) at the surprise test for analysis. Results: negative! How can that be? How can I test positive from one tester and negative at another, within hours? The PEth test is a 2-3 week look-back. So far, Forensic DNA & Testing has shown me positive three times, where every other tester results came back negative. All of it with no alcohol consumption at all. Something isn’t right. I also recently did a fingernail EtG which came back negative, which I was told looks back 6 months. Currently I cannot see my kids because of Forensic DNA & Testing PEth Test positive results. I’m working hard to vindicate myself, included getting a toxicologist to review all the results & speak on my behalf as not drinking.

Apr 9, 2018 · Other causes of failed PEth test for alchohol abuse? in Mental Health

On dealing with the court system, I’ve found no traction in pointing out the potential faultiness of my PEth tests, because my judge trusts the test & his lab. Long story short, I’ve gotten nowhere with the biology argument. I’m having to go around the (wrongly) positive results. I have three negatives and two positives, all with no drinking at all. The judge is allowing For a toxicologist testifying on my behalf to explain away two recent (false) positive PEth tests over against the negative results of a hair alcohol test, negative results of a fingernail alcohol test and a polygraph (not yet taken). I’ll post the ultimate results.

Apr 9, 2018 · Other causes of failed PEth test for alchohol abuse? in Mental Health

I have three negative PEth tests and two positive PEth tests, all with no alcohol consumed. There is a high risk of me losing custody of my kids due to the positives, but my family doctor offered no help. Keep this blog going!