You may have heard about using synthetic urine to pass a drug test. In theory, this sounds much better than using real urine from a trusted friend, because real urine can quickly go cloudy, and to be honest, it's just gross.
But is synthetic urine still a viable way to pass a drug test with modern testing standards? Can synthetic urine kits still provide a clean sample without rousing suspicion. Well, it's not so simple, and detox drinks may be a better option in many cases.
What's in the typical synthetic urine kits?
In addition to some liquid or powdered urine, you'll also need:
- Something to hold the urine
- A way of hiding your fake sample
- A means to warm it up to a realistic temperature
- A method of dispensing the fake urine
In the simplest sense, you could just hide the bottle of urine in your crotch area, and this will help warm it to body temperature. If you're given enough privacy in the washroom, you can just empty the bottle into your sample cup, possibly after heating it with a warming pad. Make sure you don't put the bottle back into a pocket though, because you're screwed if someone notices the bulge.
Other more elaborate solutions include bags of fake urine strapped to the body, with the pee being dispensed through a pipe, or fake penises filled with replacement urine. These are handy when the supervisor is watching but not paying complete attention.
So, when doesn't fake urine work?
Firstly, the labs are getting better at spotting fake urine, so many cheaper options will fail at the first hurdle. It's still not impossible to get convincing fake urine, but make sure you do your research and pick a good one.
The greater problem, however, is the increased supervision that's becoming more common. Not content with just watching you pee, testers may now ask you to lift your shirt halfway up your torso and lower your pants or skirt to your knees. Alternatively, you could be asked to change into a robe first. Needless to say, there's no opportunity to use fake pee, or even substitute real pee, in such circumstances.
But what can you use instead of fake pee?
If you will be closely supervised, or if you don't know what will happen, it's a bad idea to try to use a synthetic urine kit, because you'll likely end up getting caught.
This is where detox drinks can really shine, because they don't require any sort of skullduggery during the testing procedure. You simply use one about two hours before your test, taking care to follow the directions closely, and this will get your urinary system to start cleansing itself. You can also get detox pills that work in much the same way.
By the time of your test, you should have peed out most of the toxins in your bladder, so your subsequent urine will be relatively clean. This means you can just pee naturally during the test, so there will be no suspicion of cheating.