Can’t Beat the Test With Synthetic Urine Anymore

Anyone applying for a new job may find the pre-employment drug screen to be daunting. If you’re considering the benefits of fooling the drug test with a quick detox kit or synthetic urine, you may want to reconsider. 

Synthetic Urine a Bust

Fake Urine Sold in Stores

There are several convenience stores in the Kansas City metro area that have been found to sell fake urine over the counter. These products aren’t illegal because various brands advertise claim to be used solely for joke or research purposes. However, the majority of these products are being bought with the intention to beat a drug test.

Testing Site Enforcement

Testing sites used to just find discarded boxes and wrappers in the restroom after a sample was given. They would just throw out the sample in response. Today, the standard is to leave all personal items in a locker before entering the restroom to give a sample. However, this doesn’t necessarily stop the cheaters.

Synthetic or fake urine samples utilize hand warmers or body heat to warm up the sample but often it doesn’t get up to the correct temperature or it’s too hot. This incorrect temperature is a dead giveaway and the samples are subsequently discarded. We detailed exactly why fake urine fails in a warning to employers earlier this month.

The Difference Gained From DNA

An average urine sample does not contain a high concentration of nucleated cells (white blood cells and epithelial cells). However, there are large differences between the number of epithelial cells present in male and female urine. Things that are female-specific, like birth control or pregnancy, can help a testing center identify if a male’s urine sample doesn’t actually belong to him.

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