I have never been to this particular clinic but I can say that, yes, your bags will be checked and those items will not be allowed. You may not be disqualified. You may just have the stuff taken away until the study is over. Most clinics you bring your own clothes but there are a couple where you have to wear scrubs that they provide. I'm not aware on any clinic where you shower in full view of other people. Long stays can be very difficult. You will be sharing a room with several other people. There will be noise nearly all day and night and sleep will be hard to come by. It is not an easy job. You will have to eat food you don't like and spend many hours with people you don't get along with. You will also get stabbed in the arm dozens of times and likely a few of those draws will be messed up by staff and be extra painful. Make sure to have soing to pass the time like a laptop/tablet or a couple books. Bring earbuds so you don't disturb others around you and also to help block out noise from other people. Good luck.
Fuzzy, I cant speak for that place either, but AC is on the money here. Some places do check harder than others, even 2 different Covances. The one in Dallas destroyed the folding of all of my clothes and checked every crevice of everything like it was a prison check. The only thing missing was a cavity check, so I suppose you have that option...and then just read which days you have to give UAs once you get your schedule, and plan accordingly.
Since the price of your study(I"m assuming the longest one?) jumped today, it stopped me right before I was about to test my tolerance for another study, and consider doing the same study your in(I would have been disqualified if I tested my tolerance for what was in this other study, so I have a major decision to make probably within 12 or so hours ). It's a LONG commitment though, but factors other than that are what are eating at my brain now. Best wishes, and who knows, you may be the first member of this forum to meet me, though I am not sure I will introduce myself as Puntkicker, so you likely wouldn't know.
Last Edit: Nov 2, 2016 1:27:18 GMT -5 by puntkicker