Many people are looking for advice on how to pass a drug test. There is a lot of information floating around on the internet and by word of mouth. As techniques for passing the tests develop, testing technology that detects the ‘tricks’ used to pass a drug test improves.
Of course, the best way to pass a drug test is to eliminate drugs from your system. This can be done by avoiding them in the first place, or metabolizing them. The rate at which a body metabolizes drugs is very individual. The factors affecting body chemistry and drug elimination include activity levels, age, sex, metabolism, and traits unique to each individual. A cheap way to pass a drug test is to increase the metabolism with exercise. This can be dangerous if you are using drugs and exercise too much.
Another cheap way to pass a drug test is drinking excessive amount of water in an attempt to flush the drugs from the system and dilute the urine so that the drugs do not show up in a high enough concentration to be detected by the test kit. This ‘trick’ has been foiled by adulterant tests that detect a chemical released naturally from your muscles when you excessively flush your system with water. It can show up in an adulterant test and give an indication that the results of the test have been tampered with. Even without the adulterant test, a test administrator may notice the lack of color in the urine sample which may give them the idea that you purposefully diluted the sample. Some people attempt to counter this with vitamins that cause the urine to take on more color.
People being tested for opiates have used the excuse that they ate poppy seed muffins or other foods containing poppy seeds that would show up in opiate tests. This, too, has been overcome by testers by raising the detection levels so that the levels detected cannot be explained away by the innocent ingestion of poppy seeds.
Some people might tell you to use bleach to pass a drug test. This, too, will show up in an adulterant test. The chemical is meant to react with the drugs so that they will not show up in the test. The bleach itself will show up in an adulterant test and there really would be no other explanation for bleach in your urine that you made an attempt to cover up drug use.
An Adulterant Test can be used to catch a person trying to beat drug test levels. This test detects adulterants such as oxidant/PCC, specific gravity, pH, glutaraldehyde, nitrites, and creatinine in a urine sample. Creatinine detects excessive flushing of the body with water. Nitrites indicate that a product such as ‘Klean’ or ‘Whizzies’ has been consumed to oxidize drug indicators. This lets the tester know that the sample has been tampered with. Glutaraldehyde can be used to pass a drug test and so its presence indicates a possible adulterant, although this substance is also naturally produced by the body when there is a metabolic abnormality. Oxidants in the urine sample or pH outside of a normal range are also indicative of adulteration.
There is no guaranteed way to pass a drug test and new technology is coming up with more and more ways of preventing adulteration of urine samples for drug testing. If you really need to pass a drug test, there is only one sure way to do it and that is abstinence from drug use.