Urine Drug Test
A urine drug test is a common method for screening a person for drug use. Sadly, millions of people have drug addictions. For the most part, employers do not want to employ individuals with a drug habit. This is understandable. Moreover, insurance agencies steer clear of individuals with a drug habit. In order to weed out drug users, employers and agencies generally administer a urine drug test. When giving a urine drug test, applicants are required to provide a sample of urine. This sample is sent away to a lab for testing. The lab will screen the urine for the five major drugs. These include cocaine, marijuana, opiates, PCP, and amphetamines.
While urine drug test are very common, these particular tests are not as effective as other tests. This is because the detection period is within three days. Thus, a drug user may easily schedule a urine test after the drugs are no longer detected in their urine. To combat this problem, many employers have begun random urine drug testing. Although most drugs are no longer detected after a few days, some drugs are detectable for up to 14 days. Moreover, habitual cocaine use may be detected for up to three months.
Employers and agencies that give urine drug tests are generally able to detect when an individual is attempting to conceal a possible drug habit. For example, sophisticated drug screening devices have the ability to detect urine that appears too clear. In this case, a person may have purposely consumed a large amount of water to dilute their urine. Diluting is effective with flushing the body of chemical substances. Moreover, some people consume large amounts of herbal detoxification products. While these products are effective with removing substances, they are also easily detected on urine drug tests. In these instances, the drug test would be ruled inconclusive, and another test would be administered.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.