Greetings to all, Here is my story: I was unexpectedly let go from my job for "Economic Reasons" just last week. I have hit the ground running to find new employment and have a pretty good opportunity lined up. Through a head hunter service. They did warn me and I even lucked out a bit; the contact at the employer just had a new kid so I imagine I have 2 weeks? But nothing is for sure... Through some intensive research I believe they will be using Quest Diagnostics. I myself am 6'1, 145, male. My BMI is damn near spot on and I KNOW I have a fast metabolism. First off, I CANNOT gain weight unless I lift and drink the GNC stuff that you mix with milk (non-creatine mind you..). Secondly, all I do is smoke, but in my younger experimentation days I always needed less substance, spent less cash and recoupirated quicker than anyone else. I smoke HEAVY. Mid-grade. Couple blunts a day if I'm alone and nevermind the packs of phillies if with friends. I'm amazed as to how I'm still able to function as a young responsible independent adult. I do better than most of my peers @ 24. Shit comes in threes; as fate would have it I actually started mortage proceedings the DAY I got fired and bought a new bike a week before hand. Nevermind being a fresh 2 days out of surgery... Anywho, speaking of which... I've already laid down SOME ground work. A few months ago I got a "scare" *cough* from an ex-gf of mine.. an unsubstaintiated phone call pertaining to um.. my health.. that pretty much sent me into a panic.. Put it this way.. more males have touched my penis this year (Its march.. mind you) than females. In an untimely manner, I came down with kidney stone pains for my first time ever. Panic would be an understatement at this point. All is ALMOST said and done (minus a follow up post-surgery appt; problems w/ that because of loss of job/insurance); after surgery the conclusion seems to be that I had kidney stones, passed them and scarred my urethra in the process causing further pain and discomfort; clinically speaking a urinary infection. Still having some pain actually. On a heavy course of anti-biotics. Apparently they had to blow my urethra back up like a blood clot in the portion where the scar tissue is as it had collapsed of sorts. The last thing I remember is putting my feet-up in stands like I'm giving birth. Funny shit. The discreet ex-gf was either a lie (probably actually) or irrelevant at this point as docs ruled it out multiple times. I gave my interviewer a very short and politically correct version of the same story. Told him I was blanket treated for a variety of things "down there", just had surgery and that my piss has seen all colors of the rainbow. This is mostly true. Told him my concerns were "possible results" and "privacy". The interview went really well and they really took to me so the following was done in a very non-aggressive way but the respone was basically: "you have nothing to worry about.. i can tell you what there looking for specifically: marijuana, cocaine, etc.. you'll be fine". I'm of course nodding and waving it off in agreement like I have nothing to worry about. I have done quit a bit of reading now. I feel all the wiser. I only had one other instance in my lifetime I had to remotely worry about a piss test and it was during recruitment to the military, pending an intensive civilian training program for a job that I thought I wasn't passing. Turned out I did and I never even went to go get checked out and my new employer didn't test. But my recruiter knew I smoked, he would use these short strips to test my piss and would drive by my house to drop off jugs and jugs of water and piss test me everyday. Within about 2 weeks he was ready to put me in a hotel room for 2 days so as not to be tempted and send me on to MEPS. However, I highly doubt with my current habits I will have the same success again, aside from the fact that I really need the job. I have some cash padding to sustain me for about 1.5/2 months + unemployment at 60% afterwards (not enuf...), but still, I am worried and anxious. I think substitution is my only option. With the working assumption that it will be at Quest, I gather from the forums that it shouldn't be too much of a problem to sneak it in. I see two niches as far as substitution goes. Quickfix and testclear. My understandings: Quickfix: is pre-mixed and synthetic? both negative aspects? Testclear: is un-mixed and real urine? both positive aspects? Obviously I am leaning for testclear. They seem to "package" it well also. However, I saw plenty of forum postings around the net advocating for quickfix. Contrasted to some other sources that point blankly spell out "powdered urine does not work anymore". After all that, that is my finalized inquiry to you all. Thanks for listening.