Drugs can be detected in your urine for quite some time after you have last been exposed. For heavy pot smokers this period of detection can be months not days, while for more water-soluble drugs like Ecstasy you have several days where you are at risk of failing a drug test.
This is a cause of frustration for pot smokers, particularly for those that are living in a state where cannabis has been completely legalised for recreational use and enjoy having a joint to wind down after work rather than the more traditional beer.
Unfortunately, employment laws haven’t caught up to the drug laws, yet. We know that prohibition didn’t work in the 1920s, and even though people are allowed to drink alcohol now they generally aren’t doing so at work, or certainly not to the point where their work is hampered – the odd celebratory boozy lunch aside. Surely it would be reasonable to expect that legalised marijuana should mean people are allowed to enjoy pot on their own time, as long as they are straight during work hours. Maybe once legalisation of marijuana passes into federal laws there might start to be a change in employers attitude towards pot, but until that happens there is thankfully still options for fake urine that can be found on sites like https://cleardrugtests.com/best-synthetic-urine/.
What Do Urine Tests Pick Up?
When an employer demands that an employee, or potentially employee, takes a urine drug test (or indeed a drug test of any type), they are generally looking for signs of recent use of drugs. The most common type of drug screening that is given by employers is the 6-panel drug screen which is looking for recent use of:
- Amphetamine (water soluble)
- Methamphetamine (fat soluble)
- Cannabis (fat soluble)
- Benzodiazepines (mainly fat soluble, new options like Midazolam are water soluble)
- Cocaine (water soluble)
- Opiates (varies depending on specific drug)
Beyond the detection of drugs, the standard urine tests are also going to be checking for any additives, such as bleach, which would suggest that the sample has been tampered with; they are looking for the correct chemical makeup of the urine, such as the right levels of creatinine, pH levels and density, all of which have a normal range for human urine, and are commonly missed in the production of synthetic urine.
Fat Soluble Or Water Soluble
Whether a substance is fat soluble or water soluble has a lot to do with how long that substance will be detectable in your urine. Drugs that are fat soluble are processed by your liver and stored in your fat cells, while drugs that are water soluble are processed by your kidneys and quickly passed out in your urine.
This is why drugs like cannabis can still be detected for 30 days after the last time you smoked while drugs like cocaine will be generally out of your system and not detected within the week. The exact length of time that drugs can be detected will depend on a range of factors including your gender, your size, your activity levels, your general health and kidney function, as well as the sensitivity of the drug test that you are being given.
A Problem With Fake Pee
If you manage to confirm the quality of your synthetic urine, you still have the problem of trying to make the switch. If you are looking at a generic random drug test you might not have an issue, but if you are looking at facing a pre-employment interview or a drug test because you have been involved in an accident or incident at work where your employer feels that drugs or alcohol were involved, then you may be looking at a more difficult time.
It is becoming increasingly common for the specialist companies that sell their services to employers to have very stringent protocols around taking urine samples. Not only are they starting to insist on having a same gender supervisor watching you urinate to ensure that the urine hasn’t been swapped out, but also things like patting down the person being subjected to a drug test before hand to ensure that they aren’t carrying any objects that could use used to try and beat the drug test, refusing to allow bags, briefcases or even jackets into the cubical, as well as ensuring that all pockets are emptied. Beyond this it is not uncommon for soap to be their own brand, to have toilet cisterns sealed, and to have the toilet water colored to ensure that there is no way to either stash a synthetic urine kit before hand as well as to restrict access to a water source that would allow the person being tested to use their powered fake pee kit.
So, you can see why getting the right fake urine is only the start of the problem. You then need to actually do the swap.
Thankfully for every method the testing companies have, someone has come up with a way around them.
One method that is not recommended is to try and put fake urine, or a clean sample of urine, into your own bladder, either through injecting the urine through your pelvis (unless you are actually a medical doctor, or at the least a medical student with access to a test dummy or cadaver), or by using a catheter inserted or syringe injected up your urethra. Other than the obvious physical risks and pain in using these methods, they are highly unlikely to ever work because your bladder will still have some of your own urine in it, and this will still be passed into your drug specimen cup.
Instead, have a look at methods using a fake urination device or a small bladder and tubing that can be rigged to the underside of your penis. If you’re female there are also fake urination devices (and these) that you can use, some are designed to look like tampons so make it that little bit easier to try a urine swap out for your drug test.