Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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9 Uses Of Synthetic Urine

Synthetic urine is an artificially manufactured mixture of water with other organic and inorganic components (uric acid, creatinine, urea, phosphates, chlorides, sulfates, etc) intended mostly for laboratory applications, although its area of usage is much wider. While accurately simulating all the chemical properties and physical characteristics of human urine, it has some substantial advantages like the absence of any kind of waste, so can be utilized in the areas where real urine can’t be used because of hygiene and infectious diseases threat. In addition to this, synthetic urine has very long shelf life what makes it easy to transport and store. All of the above made it very popular for use in the following areas:

1. Urine testing equipment calibration


The main purpose of the synthetic urine is to help calibrate different urine testing equipment. Human urine does not fit for this because its composition varies greatly due to many different factors thus artificial substance with constant formula is indispensable for any laboratory that conducts urinalysis.

2. Science


Fake pee is also widely used for various scientific purposes starting from development of new urine tests for different diseases to preparing for Mars mission.

synthetic urine in science

3. Education


Moreover, medical students are trained to conduct urinalysis tests and clinical experiments on synthetic urine.

4. Alternative medicine and cosmetology


Although it is not recommended for internal use, but for those who are disgusted to use real piss for urine therapy in alternative medicine or for different cosmetic purposes, synthetic urine is an acceptable substitute, since it has identical chemical composition.

5. Passing a drug test


One of the most popular areas of application of this product is passing a drug test. The original urine sample can be substituted with the synthetic pee that does not contain any evidences of drug use thus providing a 100% guarantee of a negative result. It’s almost impossible to detect fraud, no matter how trained the lab staff is, because the latest formulas of such commonly used products like Quick Fix perfectly imitate real human urine and do not differ from it in the appearance and composition. Despite the fact that drug testing laboratories allocate large sums of money to fight this, their efforts are not successful, because according to the statistics, use of fake pee for passing a drug test increases every year.

6. Diapers testing


This product also finds application in the industry, for example manufacturers of diapers use it for testing their products.

7. Cleaning agents testing


Synthetic urine is very popular among marketers and salesmen to demonstrate the effectiveness of cleaning agents for carpets and furniture, like urine stain and odor removers.

synthetic urine for carpets

8. Pranks


It is also perfect for those who love to play different pranks like wetting friend’s bed or clothes because using fake urine makes the joke far less offensive and causes less problems.

9. Adult games


Because of the health and hygiene reasons, synthetic urine is widely used for various sexual games as a safe way to enjoy.

Moreover


Apart from the synthetic human urine, there is also another product used in different ways – synthetic animal urine.

The most commonly used is the fake pee of different predators (like coyotes, foxes, bobcats, wolves, etc.), that is used as a repellent for the animals that can damage gardens and houses, such as rats, rabbits, squirrels or deer. Also, such products are very popular among hunters, wildlife researchers and photographers, since they can not only deter but also attract some kinds of animals as well as mask human scent. For example, the smell of the doe’s urine attracts deer, while human scent can be masked by the urine of red fox or coon.

synthetic urine of fox
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Whizzinator: What Is This, Does It Work and How To Use

The Whizzinator is a commercial name of the product that simulates appearance and functions of a male urinary organ. It can be used for various purposes like sexual games or pranks, but mainly it is utilized to help someone substitute urine sample in supervised drug test. This is why it usually comes as a kit along with synthetic urine, syringe and heater packs required to keep fake pee at body temperature.

There are also other similar products on the market, for example The Urinator and The Pissinator, but they are not so famous and widespread, because of less usable design and not so quality penis look imitation.

The Whizzinator became widely known in May 2005 when the former NFL player Onterrio Smith was caught with it at the airport and fell under suspicion of cheating drug test. The subsequent investigation revealed that this device was common means to falsify drug test results among many people including few celebrities, so that even the Congress of the United States held hearings on it later in 2005.

Whizzinator Touch


The latest model is called Whizzinator Touch, because unlike the previous version of the product it requires touch to operate - you have to squeeze the head of the fake penis to release the urine flow (there is a special pressure release valve inside that opens when you squeeze it). The first model was operated just by flipping the simple switch, what looked not so natural. The switch still exists, but now it is located on the base and works like safety toggle to prevent accidental spills, while the main trigger is located inside the “head”, what guarantees perfect imitation of urination. You just have to squeeze the top of the prosthetic device and let the synthetic urine flow from the attached vinyl pouch (just don’t forget to turn the safety switch off by flipping it up and out).

Whizzinator Touch is available in 5 color options that simulate different skin tones to make it look natural on any man. You can choose between black, brown, latino, tan and white colors.


The Whizzinator Touch kit includes everything required to imitate urination process as naturally as possible. Let’s take a look at what you get inside:

  • Whizzinator - the device consisting of prosthetic penis and attached vinyl pouch with temperature strip, which is supposed to strap on like a jock strap
  • The vial of dehydrated synthetic urine
  • Syringe that is used to fill the vinyl pouch with synthetic urine
  • Four heating pads intended to be attached to the pouch in order to heat the liquid to a human body temperature and keep it during few hours
  • Instruction manual

Original Whizzinator


Although the original Whizzinator is out of production now, it still can be successfully used if you have one. Its only difference from the Whizzinator Touch is the absence of pressure release valve inside the head, what makes it not so usable and natural looking. This may cause some problems in case you are supervised very closely.

Does it work for drug test?


I strongly advise you not to break any laws and never use Whizzinator for illegal purposes, like cheating lawfully administered drug tests etc. Nevertheless, a lot of people use it to substitute their samples in various urine tests, and since they do it regularly, we must admit that it is really effective way to pass the drug test. If someone has non-supervised test, there is actually no need in such troublesome preparation, but in case of supervised test the Whizzinator will definitely be very helpful device. It's not difficult to use it unnoticeably and the only thing that may cause problem is if you use bad synthetic urine.

Read how to buy good synthetic urine.

In 2015 some news websites posted a story of the man on probation from Chicago, who was caught trying to use Whizzinator to cheat his mandatory drug test. According to the official report, when urinating for the test he was repeatedly looking over his shoulder, what aroused suspicion of a supervisor. This was a mistake: the only reason of his fail was a suspicious behavior, not the Whizzinator itself - those who act naturally never get caught.

How to use


Using Whizzinator Touch is very easy. Here is brief instruction.

  1. Close the safety switch on the base
  2. Fill the syringe with synthetic urine
  3. Inject the synthetic urine into the vinyl pouch through the attached tube
  4. Take the heat pack and attach it to the vinyl pouch
  5. Wait about one hour to heat the fake pee to the normal human urine temperature. Leave the heat pack attached - this will keep the required temperature during at least 8 hours
  6. Strap the Whizzinator on yourself
  7. Before the supposed urination open the safety switch
  8. Press the head of the prosthetic penis when you need urine flow

For more detailed guidance please read carefully the instruction manual included.

Female Whizzinator


As of today, there is no such thing like female Whizzinator. The manufacturer claims that it is possible to create a prosthetic vagina, but there is no guarantee that it will function properly.

Nevertheless, they offer a unisex Whizz Kit, which is a great alternative to the Whizzinator for women. This refillable device that can be used by both men and women costs just half the price of Whizzinator Touch, what makes it very popular among those who cannot afford or just don’t need the realistic prosthetic penis. This is definitely the best choice for those who look for female Whizzinator.


The Whizz Kit includes adjustable Velcro strap to fit any waist or thigh and a tube that can be easily cut to any length starting from 2 inches and up to 2 feet. You have to set it once as you need to wear it comfortably and hide from other people, and as soon as you do this you just have to loosen the silent clips to let the synthetic urine flow. It works so quiet that can be used in any circumstances and nobody will hear it.

Unisex Whizz Kit includes:

  • Elastic waistband with Velcro strap that can be used for up to 54-inch waist
  • Detachable and refillable vinyl pouch with tube and synthetic urine inside
  • A syringe to refill the vinyl pouch
  • Two heating pads
  • Instruction manual

Please note that the Whizz Kit as well as the Whizzinator also not intended for any illegal use like falsifying the results of lawful drug tests and the like. You should follow your state and federal laws when using these products.

You can buy these products here: Whizzinator Touch, Whizz Kit
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Friday, February 26, 2016

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Quick Fix Synthetic Urine

Quick Fix Synthetic Urine is a laboratory-made substance that is similar to natural human urine in its composition and properties and is used to calibrate urine testing equipment. Quick Fix is a high-quality product produced by Spectrum Labs located in Cincinnati, Ohio, a leader in the market since 1992.



All Quick Fix urine is thoroughly tested before it leaves the lab, what guarantees that you will get the top quality product. It is easy to use, especially in last minute situations, because unlike powdered or dehydrated urine products the Quick Fix is pre-mixed.

Chemical formula and properties


Quick Fix urine was designed to simulate the physical and chemical properties of the real human urine and contains all its basic ingredients. The current formula 6.1 is described in US patent no 7,192,776.

Quick Fix 6.1 has the following characteristics:

  • Contains uric acid
  • Has balanced pH and creatinine levels
  • Normal specific gravity
  • Free of any toxins
  • Natural look and other properties of real urine

This is a revolutionary product that does not require any mixing or other preparations. It preserves body temperature for no less than 6 hours after heating if placed into the pocket with heat warmer and can be used for any age and sex, male or female. It has 2 years shelf life, does not require freezing or refrigerating and can be reheated without any consequences an unlimited number of times. Quick Fix urine from different bottles of the same batch can be mixed for further use.

Regular Quick Fix (2oz)


The regular kit of Quick Fix synthetic urine includes:

  • 2 ounces of synthetic urine packed in a small size bottle, which is easy to carry. This amount is enough to send as a sample for any drug test.
  • Heating pad to help you maintain proper temperature of the urine for nearly 6-7 hours after it has been microwaved.
  • Rubber band to attach the bottle to the heating pad.
  • The temperature strip on the bottle to ensure the product has the required temperature which is crucial for a successful drug test.
Quick Fix Synthetic Urine 2oz bottle

Quick Fix Plus (3oz)


The Quick Fix Plus kit contains a bottle with 3 ounces of synthetic urine.

According to the recent DHHS regulations, 2 ounces of urine is enough for sample and must be accepted by the collector in case the donor cannot provide more. However, in some cases, you can be asked to provide the additional amount. If you don’t want to argue and raise suspicion you can give them up to 3 ounces.

Also such amount is needed in case of accidental spill or if you use Whizzinator, a device that imitates male penis.

Like a regular kit, Quick Fix Plus also has temperature strip on the bottle, heating pad and rubber band.

Quick Fix Synthetic Urine 3oz bottle

How to use it


Before you leave the house you need to open your bottle of Quick Fix urine and microwave it for 10 seconds. In case you can’t do it, just attach the heating pad to the bottle with a rubber belt for at least an hour before the test.

Next step is to close the bottle and shake it. After that, check the temperature on the strip and make sure it is between 94°F and 100°F. If it is below, heat the bottle in the microwave for a few more seconds; if above, just leave the bottle on the table and let it cool a little.

If the strip doesn’t show accurate temperature, probably the bottle is overheated. It doesn’t affect the testing so there’s no need to panic - let the bottle cool for a while until you see a green line on the strip. It can take several minutes and after that you can repeat heating of the bottle until you get what you need.

To maintain the correct temperature of the urine, attach the heating pad to the bottle and place it to your pocket. This will keep the required temperature of your Quick Fix urine during more than 6 hours.

Read also: How To Keep Urine Warm For A Drug Test

Before pouring the synthetic urine into the sample collection cup, make sure its temperature is about 94°-100°F and shake it once again.

Previous formulas


The number of current Quick Fix formula is 6.1, but previous formula 5.7-1 is still considered good and can be used. Any product having formula below 5.7-1 can be returned to the manufacturer and exchanged for the latest version for free. Product formula information can be found on the bottom of the box under the contents list.

Quick Fix formula number

Canadian version


Canadian labs started testing for uric acid in order to detect the sample adulteration before labs in the United States, so Quick Fix 5.7-1 was a special Canadian version of 5.7 formula. It included uric acid, which was not used in the standard Quick Fix 5.7 for the United States. The Canadian version of the kit contained small vial with uric acid in the form of small pellets similar to salt granules. These pellets were intended to be mixed with synthetic urine from the bottle before use. After mixing, the blend had to be used during seven days before it spoiled.

The Canadian Quick Fix urine is not actual now, because uric acid is premixed already in the new 6.1 formula, which is currently used and valid for all countries.

Counterfeit


Quick Fix synthetic urine is so good that it was even faked - few years ago counterfeit products were found on the market. They were sold cheaper than the genuine items and had hand warmers from the “Heat Factory”, while Spectrum Labs supplies kits with its own heat packs.

heat pack from Spectrum Labs

After you have unboxed product, check the batch number: if it’s F1-08, F7H-08, F11L07 or F8K08, your product is probably a counterfeit; the batches P5M-13, Q5M-13 are 100% fake.

You can find batch number in the instruction sheet inside the box.

Quick Fix batch number

In case you have purchased a counterfeit product, you should claim money back from the seller and inform Spectrum Labs about this issue.

Please note that fake Quick Fix urine can be detected by a lab and make you fail drug test.

However, for the last years, there hasn’t been discovered any fake Quick Fix Synthetic Urine on the market.
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

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Wisconsin Senator Wants To Criminalize The Synthetic Urine

Bad news for all Wisconsin users of synthetic urine came last week - this substance will be criminalized, if the newly introduced bill will be approved.

The Republican member of State Senate Robert Cowles has proposed the bill that will criminalize not only manufacturing and distribution, but also the possession and advertising of any device or substance that can interfere, circumvent or defraud the results of lawfully administered drug tests. The text specifically highlights the masking agents and substances intended to substitute bodily fluids.

Robert Cowles proposes to ban synthetic urine

Use of synthetic urine is not a crime in Wisconsin now. Under the current law, those who use it to cheat workplace drug test can only be fired at worst and do not bear any criminal responsibility. New bill implies $500 fine or 30 days in jail (or even both) for the intent to use the synthetic urine for cheating a drug test. The manufacturers and distributors of masking agents are subjected to a fine of $1,000 or 90 days in jail (or both). The bill also prohibits publication of any advertisement of synthetic urine in magazines, newspapers, handbills and websites. The violators will incur the same punishment as users - $500 fine or/and 30 days imprisonment.

Similar laws were already adopted in 14 other states and the Wisconsin lawmakers hope to adopt their own one this year. They expect to send it to Assembly floor after reviewing by Health Committee in February.

According to authors this bill is aimed at fighting the drug abuse problem, and was caused by the increased consumption of heroin and other opiates in Wisconsin. Except synthetic urine bill, lawmakers have introduced another three bills that regulate opioid treatment program, prescription drug monitoring program and allow issuing guidelines for prescribing controlled substances.

The critics of the bill say that prohibition of synthetic urine may not only affect heroin addicts, but also will violate the rights of medical marijuana users, who can lose their jobs in case of failed drug test. Since most Wisconsinites support the use of marijuana for medical purposes (what is not allowed in their state now), the legislators should first allow and regulate its usage to eliminate the need for drug test adulteration of those who require it.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Synthetic Urine Used In Preparing For Mars Mission

As we know, unique properties of synthetic urine make it useful in a lot of fields of activity. For example, researchers widely use synthetic urine in their developments and a few days ago the news came of yet another such case.

The NASA partner German research center DLR studies the possibility of growing plants in the space with help of urine as a supply of the nutrients. And the substance used in these experiments is synthetic urine, since it is more convenient in terms of hygiene, ease of use and storage etc.

Reaching Mars and exploring it as a prospective habitable planet is something that the leading space agencies of the world are working upon, however much needs to be done yet. The main problem here is resupply, inasmuch as the population in Mars will depend on water, oxygen and food. But sending supply missions is not the best option, because they are expensive and take years. That is why NASA, which is already planning to send people to Mars in 2030s, is exploring the possibility of making this mission self-sufficient.

Growing food right on Mars is the most obvious solution in this situation and NASA in cooperation with DLS is preparing to test this possibility very soon. Next year these agencies plan to launch two greenhouse stations in space to understand better the impact of extraterrestrial gravity on plant growth. The mission will take one year and will consist of two parts. During the first 6-month period the satellite with greenhouses will simulate the gravity of earth’s moon, and in the second part it will accelerate its rotation to copy the gravity of Mars.

What Is Urine For?


To grow food, nutrients are prerequisite, and the urine of future Mars inhabitants can be used to get them. The researchers will send synthetic urine to space greenhouses to try growing plants with help of nutrients from it. Bacteria will be used to help break down the components of urine: ammonia into nitrites and further to nitrates, which are known as the perfect fertilisers for plants. A single celled alga Euglena Gracilis will be used to prevent the formation of harmful ammonia build-up.

The supply of these nutrients will be further regulated with the help of a microchip, which contains capillary electrophoresis (CE) system. This system is intelligent enough to gauge the need of plants in nutrients based on their growth stage and to fertilize them accordingly.

If the aforementioned research and development will succeed, Mars inhabitants will be able to grow plants and supply themselves with natural food using their own urine.

growing plants on Mars
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

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How To Keep Urine Warm For Drug Test

As much as 95% of employers favor urinalysis as a method for drug testing, and this one piece of statistic may have positively affected the trend and demand for synthetic urine over the years, however proper usage of product is mandatory requirement for success.



Why you need to keep it warm?


Since initial drug screen do not typically include special test for a sample’s validity, testing staff just checks urine temperature to make sure it’s not substituted. Real human urine is warmed by the body, and it logically follows that a fresh sample should also be warm, otherwise it must have come from somewhere other than your body. That is why fake piss must be kept warm if you don’t want your sample to be rejected even before actual drug test.

How warm a sample should be?


The normal temperature of human urine ranges from 94°F to 96°F (about 35 °C). The temperature of drug test sample must be measured during first 4 minutes after it was received, as it changes depending on ambient temperature. Acceptable range is from 90°F to 100°F (32°C - 38°C), any sample with a temperature out of this range will immediately fall under suspicion.

Container cups for the samples also usually have a built-in thermometer that registers the temperature of the piss as soon as it enters the container. So while synthetic urine is easy enough to acquire, hiding and using it to successfully pass a drug test can prove to be more difficult.

Microwaving synthetic urine


Microwaving fake piss is by far the easiest way to bring it to the desired temperature. All you need to do is place the container with liquid into a microwave and heat it for about 10 seconds. You can use a temperature strip to check if the sample is usable. Leaving the urine in for a longer period will give it an unusually high temperature and this is where it gets tricky. You can wait for the sample to cool down a little, but know that synthetic urine can be destroyed by too much heat.

Using hand warmers


Hand warmers are small, readily available and provide an easy way to heat synthetic urine. Just place the liquid in a small container or a sealed bag, wrap the hand warmer around it and secure using a tape or an elastic band. Take note that different hand warmers work in different ways. Some get warm as quickly as they get cold in a span of a few short hours. Warmers that maintain steady heat in the 90°F to 100°F range are perfect for the job, though you might also want to pick one that will keep the heat for as long as you need it.

Own body heat


warming synthetic urine with own body heat

Using your own body warmth is another popular option. Place the sample in a sealed plastic bag and keep required temperature by placing it near a warm body part. The body part you choose is always a matter of preference. Most men tend to use their crotch area – their inner thighs or inside their underwear. Some women prefer to use their armpits or inside their bras.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

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Texas Is Going To Ban Synthetic Urine

Drug addiction is a serious social problem that needs immediate attention. It can lead to health problems, accidents and crimes. Despite having laws against the use of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine etc., cases of drug addiction still continue to shoot up. Accessibility to the drugs as well as the use of methods to pass a drug screening test like synthetic urine are some of the factors that contribute to the increase in rate. Texas journalists conducted an investigation regarding the sale of synthetic urine.

Synthetic urine is a popular substance used to pass urine drug test and in Texas it was found to be legally sold and bought. One of the store clerks claimed that he was able to benefit from synthetic urine, having negative drug test results every time he used it. Although some consumers like him have claimed that synthetic urine always give negative drug test results, some may not be as satisfied as they are. For instance, a woman who confessed of using drugs for a long time already was convicted of several crimes in February 2015 after failing the drug screening test using synthetic urine. She used low quality product, which was detected by adulteration check. Investigators tried to reach by phone the manufacturer of that product, but the spokesman only gave them an excuse and immediately hung up without explanation.

Texas TV channel investigated sale and use of synthetic urine

Every package of synthetic urine usually includes a small bottle (usually 2-4 oz) with the yellow liquid and attached thermometer strip, as well as a warm pack and a rubber band. The product was brought to one of the San Antonio laboratories for examination where it successfully passed the standard test. However, the result was not conclusive since the owner of the lab said they have special test to check whether the urine is fake or not in case of suspicion. To prove this, he administered an adulterant test to the sample and the synthetic urine failed. But this adulterant test is usually carried out only in case of the lab recommendation to the employer when they have any suspicions with the sample given. Laboratories constantly innovate and develop drug testing technology to further enhance its sensitivity, however synthetic urine manufacturers are also improving their formulas to deceive labs and benefit customers.

Because of the growing controversy regarding the legality of synthetic urine, Texas State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer amended the House Bill 1212, including fake urine in the list of illegal synthetic substances. Martinez stated that it has to be illegal to distribute and manufacture synthetic urine with the intention of passing drug screening tests. Drug Court Magistrate Ernie Glenn supports the ban, however doubts it will have significant effect saying that drugs like marijuana, heroin, meth and others are already illegal, but people still using them despite prohibition.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Researchers Used Synthetic Urine To Develop Test For Urinary Tract Diseases

According to latest science research from Analytical Methods, new urine testing tool, which was successfully tested on synthetic urine samples, can almost immediately recognize such dangerous illnesses like kidney disease and prostate cancer.

Notwithstanding that scientists from Brigham Young University have already developed a technology to monitor flow distances of urine in microfluidic devices, this newest discovery creates absolutely new model, which essentially extends the previous one. BYU researchers designed device, which can measure unamplified DNA analogs of miRNAs molecules. MiRNAs are specific biomarkers in human body whose quantity is changed in such abnormal conditions, like kidney disease and prostate cancers. After inserting nucleic acid receptors into microchannel surfaces, the scientists were capable to measure how the actual flow distance of urine depends on target concentrations of DNA in both synthetic urine and lab made samples.

urine testing tool

Flow distance and time were found to correlate with target levels, and this was recognized as a signal of the existence of disease. A significant advantage of the newly developed tool is that it does not produce false positive results, as the extraneous synthetic materials in the urine never influence the flow of liquid throughout the pipes unlike the diseased biomarker.

As research team chief Adam Woolley said: “The aim was to identify these biomarkers at minimal levels, what usually can be at the early stages of the diseases where they are hardly starting to display, and thus difficult to detect. In specific, we’ve been searching for any DNA related to kidney diseases or prostate cancers.“

Like usual home pregnancy test identifies molecules in the urine that indicate pregnancy, this newly developed tool will be able to display not only the existence of miRNA molecules but their concentrations also.

Present ways of identifying these types of biomarkers are not economical and too much complicated to be widely used like bench top devices. The next stage of the research after testing on synthetic urine is to test the pipes on real human urine samples to check if the diseases can really be found using this method. The technology is patent pending now, but Brigham Young University is already working on improving it.
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Monday, April 13, 2015

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New Report Shows Synthetic Urine Usage Increased In 2015

In accordance to workplace drug testing report of Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS), synthetic urine usage has increased in the 1st quarter of 2015 if compared to 1st quarter of 2014, but still stays stable at 0.9% from the last quarter of previous year.

Synthetic urine is a commercial product, which is created to calibrate drug testing equipment, but also used to hide illegal substance use in drug tests.

“We were a little bit amazed to see the increased level of synthetic urine usage as it reduced substantially last few years after we found a method to identify it in 2010. I could merely guess that there are new modern brands in the marketplace, which have improved undetectable formula,” explained Carl Linden, who is working as scientific director of toxicology at DLS.

synthetic urine use increased in 2015

Laboratory reports also about the most prevailing detected drugs trends: use of amphetamine, a lot more commonly called “meth”, has grown to 0.9% from 0.6% in 1st quarter last year, but did not increase from the last quarter of 2014 as compared to 1st quarter of this year.

“It’s a frustration. You can see one drug increase, another decrease, and you realize that it doesn’t actually going to end,” said Linden. “That’s a big problem, because drug use doesn’t look like reducing.”

Marijuana remains the most used drug and its detection, as the result that most often appears in workplace drug testing, remains stable this year at 2.5 %, similarly to the last quarter of 2014. Opiate usage decreased from 0.4% to 0.2%, and also cocaine has remained in the 0.2 - 0.3 % range for 5 consecutive quarters. DLS’ quarterly report usually includes data taken from seven to ten thousand tested samples.

Although few states already unallowed a number of kinds of ‘legal’ synthetic drugs, like bath salts, they cannot be subject of test during usual workplace drug testing procedure in accordance with federal and state rules. Nevertheless, in special cases, like demand of a physician, test for synthetic drugs can be conducted.

Diagnostic Laboratory Services is a medical testing laboratory that provides a wide range of routine and even hidden test services, including test for synthetic urine and other adulteration checks, as well as the latest forensic toxicology and drug abuse testing services in the Hawaii. The organization employs above 500 people and has branches all through Hawaii, Guam as well as Saipan.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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How To Pass A Drug Test

For the past two decades, urine tests have become more and more popular around the world as companies put new emphasis on having drug-free environments. From governmental organizations like the Department of Transportation in the United States, to regular companies both large and small, the urinalysis is the go-to method for drug testing.

The Essentials


The urine drug test is a two-step process - the first step is getting the sample and the second one is testing it in for a certain substances. First check is usually done with EMIT assay dip strip test just by dipping it into the sample cup. In case of a positive result, the second confirmatory test using a different methodology called Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry is done in an accredited lab.

urine drug test in a lab

Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (EMIT) was introduced first in 1973 and is widely used nowadays for detection of drugs and proteins in urine. The process involves combining a sample suspected of containing certain drug with the enzyme substrate and concentration of antibodies. After waiting short time for binding, the rate of colour is measured and the concentration of drug is determined by comparing it with the rates produced by the previously tested known concentrations of the same drug.

If the result is positive, the GC-MS test is done to identify trace elements and byproducts (metabolites) of drugs with help of special laboratory equipment to prevent any sort of mistakes and prove the presence of illicit substances in the sample for sure.

Another important test is the adulteration check, which is done to determine if the specimen is genuine and has not been faked, diluted, substituted or had drug traces in the urine masked in any other way. There are several things tested in an adulteration test, including:

  1. The level of creatinine in the sample. If a person attempts to drink an excessive amount of water or uses various diuretic products and teas to flush his urine, he will have lower creatinine as compared to normal level of about 15-20 mg of human body mass.
  2. Specific Gravity. This is another sign of dilution of the urine as well as any other tampering. Considering that the normal level should be between 1.003 and 1.030, any deviation from this range will be the evidence of cheating attempts.
  3. PH. Normal pH is going to be between 4.0 and 9.0, so if the sample has been altered in any way, that number will be outside of the given range.
  4. Glutaraldehyde. Many urine masking agents sold to beat drug tests contain glutaraldehyde, which is not found in human urine naturally and its presence can be a sign of an attempt to beat a drug test.
  5. Nitrate. Also not found naturally in human urine testify the possible attempt to cheat the drug test.
  6. Uric Acid. The absence of uric acid proves that fake pee was used to substitute the original sample.
There are dozens of drugs that might be tested for with urine tests but the most common are marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and various opiates. All of them have different detection times, for example traces of marijuana usually stay in urine during one week (in rare cases up to month); cocaine is detectable during 2-3 days; meth 4-6 days; heroin, morphine and opium 2-4 days; LSD just one day etc. Exact detection times vary considerably depending on personal metabolism and quantity of consumed substance.

There are two known methods to pass a urine test for marijuana as well as for any other drug for those who used it but want to get negative result.

1. Urine Substition


The most common way is to substitute your specimen with clean one, and the cheapest and easiest substitution is to get the urine of someone else. The problem with this method is that it can be hard to find person who has clean pee and ready to give it to you. And even if you do find someone, you need to receive a sample almost immediately, because if you wait too long, even a few hours, the urine will foam, change color, odor and consistency as well as temperature, which is a tell-tale sign that it has been taken long time before test.

Luckily we have more usable option, which is growing in popularity and it is synthetic urine. This artificial substance is used by testing labs as a means of calibration of urine testing equipment, since the machines cannot be calibrated by human urine because each person’s urine is different and they need some basic sample. Comparing with real urine, fake pee is a much better choice for laboratory needs, as it has long shelf life, does not foam, does not stink and has permanent consistency.

In order to pass the drug test with synthetic urine, you need to do a few things. First of all, make sure your product contains uric acid, as this is something that labs are now testing for because of the rise of using artificial urine for cheating. If your sample does not have uric acid, the test is going to come back as a fail because of possible fraud. The second thing to do is to heat your specimen in a microwave and attach it to your body to keep it close to human body temperature. Most synthetic urine kits have special rubber band, heating pad and thermometer for this purpose.

All in all, it can be hard to get away with using this depending on circumstances, but it is one’s best bet for passing a urine test when using the substitution method. Synthetic urine can be purchased online.



2. Urine Cleansing


Urine cleansing is another proven method to beat a drug test and it requires accurate following few important steps.

The first thing you should do in case your test is not sudden, but pre-announced few days before is stop taking any drugs and toxic products immediately. Unless you are habitual user, most drugs will pass from your system within a few days in natural way.

The next step is cleansing your kidneys and bladder by drinking a lot of fluids. Drinking is a great way to flush your system not only because it is passing clean liquids through your body cells, but it is also going to cause you to urinate on a regular basis, thus washing out more toxins from your body and leaves your kidneys and urine clean as a whistle. Frequent urinating makes your urine look pale, so it is recommended to take B vitamins before test to color it yellow.

Aspirin is useful for first check test, as it interferes with EMIT assay and decreases its signals. Take about 1.3g 4 hours before deadline.

You can also take special detox drinks that will cleanse your body of all toxins. The great thing about these products is that they not only contain diuretics, which will help you urinate frequently, but also include all required vitamins and minerals that make your pee yellow and are beneficial for overall health. These drinks are very effective and available online in a wide range.



Even after thorough body cleansing, you should never use the urine from your first urination of the day, because it is loaded with toxins that have accumulated over the course of a night. Urinate at least once before going to drug test and if you followed all instructions carefully, you will pass it easily.
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