MS not drug testing for SA this year?

Just somewhat curious. I'm about to start in 3 weeks and there is no mention of a drug test? Does anyone know if MS drug tests at all?

I'm a little paranoid since my suitemate smokes a lot (seriously, like 10 hits a day) and I'm afraid of second-hand smoke making me fail the test...

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May 16, 2018

There is zero way you'd fail for that tbh

May 16, 2018

Multiple test have shown that failing a test because someone else is smoking is nearly impossible. Unless you are just hanging out and hot-boxing a car with the guy, I wouldn't worry.

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May 16, 2018
throwaway314159:

Just somewhat curious. I'm about to start in 3 weeks and there is no mention of a drug test? Does anyone know if MS drug tests at all?

I'm a little paranoid since my suitemate smokes a lot (seriously, like 10 hits a day) and I'm afraid of second-hand smoke making me fail the test...

Yeah, you'll be ok.

The Journal of Analytical Toxicology did a study on this not too long ago.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4342697/
Basically, it says that for a urine test at a threshold of 50 ng/mL, you're fine.

"Immunoassays employing a cutoff concentration of 50 ng/mL, as recommended by the SAMHSA Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs produced negative test results (99.6% negative) with the single exception for one assay (EMIT II)"

Even for the people that tested positive at 20 ng/mL, they were in a sealed room with someone smoking for an hour. With proper ventilation, the number of positives drop to zero.

"No participants in Session 3 produced specimens >20 ng/mL of THCCOOH demonstrating the important effect that room air ventilation had upon lowering exposure and intake of THC by non-smokers."

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May 16, 2018

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee