Ah. The urine test. The most common of drug tests. Although the cause of a lot of anxiety for some, the good news is that once you actually know how to pass a urine drug test, it really doesn’t have to be all that complicated.
I lost count a long time ago of the number of these I’ve beaten. A few of them while actually being clean, but most of them while having recently smoked a bowl.
On this page I’m going to tell you what the general consensus in the community is on how to pass a drug test of this sort, as well as what I do to pass my own urinalysises consistently. So worry not, you’ll be well on your way to passing yours in no time!
But first some basics.
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Basics Of The Urinalysis
The urine drug test requires you to give a sample of your pee. If you’ve recently used pot, metabolites resulting from your body breaking down THC can be found in your urine. These are also what the drug test is looking for.
A urine test can be given at any time, without much warning, but this is rare. Usually you get a time scheduled at a testing facility in the near future and will have some time to prepare for it.
Generally a urine test can detect THC in your urine for 1-10 days after single use, but anywhere between a week and 3 months+ if you’re a regular weed user.
The urine test is the type that leaves you with the largest amount of options for passing it (some safer and more reliable than others, obviously), ranging from flushing the body to using adulterants or synthetic urine instead of your own.
How To Pass A Urine Drug Test
So, let’s get down to business. How do you pass the urine drug test?
As with any drug test, I’m all for minimizing any risks of failing it. If that means I need to spend a few extra dollars, so be it. Keeping my job is gonna be worth it.
There are plenty of websites and detox drinks that say all you need to do is drink one before the test and you’re fine. Their goal is to sell you their product so of course that’s what they’ll say. The reality however is that although they increase your chances, on their own they are in no way a reliable method of passing your test. Personally, I combine same day detox drinks with more reliable methods.
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I’ll go through some alternatives later on, but here’s how I always do it and how I’d suggest you do as well;
- A 10 day detox with Toxin Rid. This is the core product. I never compromise on this, but if I have less time than 10 days I may use it more times daily to make up for it. If I only smoked once or twice in the last couple of weeks I may do just a 5 day detox.
- Obviously, abstain from weed from the day you learn you got a test coming up. I also follow the DEERS rules as best as I can, which basically means I try to drink, eat, exercise, rest and sweat optimally. Drinking a lot is especially important for flushing and diluting your urine, but don’t overdo it. You can learn more about it here.
- The same day of the test drink a detox drink such as One Shot Concentrate or Mega Clean. Follow the instructions, but usually the optimal time is 2-3 hours before the test. Don’t exercise the same day.
- Urinate a couple of times before your test and then use mid-stream pee for your sample. So not the very first drops that come out, and not the last ones either.
And that’s it.
Pretty simple, huh? This works well for both supervised and unsupervised urine tests.
I’ve said it before, but if it’s one product to get for your urine tests, it’s Toxin Rid. What it does is that it actually cleanses you thoroughly over the period of the detoxification program, leaving very little THC left in your body. It does this very effectively as well, much more so than the majority of similar detox programs.
Same day detox drinks on the other hand attempt to mask the THC inside you temporarily while you take the test (really detoxing takes more than a couple of hours), which contributes to the high failure rate if you rely solely on. The THC is still inside you and when too much, it’s hard to cover up.
The combination of the two is where the beauty lies. After using Toxin Rid your THC levels are low enough that they can easily be masked by a solid same-day detox drink.
Both these products are from highly reputed companies, which I find is pretty important for sensitive matters like drug tests. This means they’re reliable and knows the importance of fast shipping (1-day option available) and discretion (discreet packaging so that no one can tell what you ordered).
Toxin Rid is sold by TestClear who have been in the business since 1995 and have a great live chat support to quickly answer your questions.
One Shot Concentrate is from one of the pioneers in the industry, Clear Choice, going back all the way to 1993. It’s sold from their website www.testnegative.com and comes with a 200% money back guarantee.
It is very effective and at the same time very small and convenient. Comes with four free herbal cleansing capsules to take with water right after the shot.
Another good tip is to test yourself at home before your real drug test. This is a great way to track your detox progress, and very accurate at that. It’s not quite the same as an examination in a lab however, so you’ll still want to detox even if it turns negative. I generally use this THC urine home test.
A cool bonus when ordering Toxin Rid though is that you can choose to get an at home urine drug test for free with the order.
But as mentioned before, there are more options available..
Synthetic Urine (24-hour method)
Synthetic urine is a good option at times, although in my opinion mostly not preferred over detoxing.
A few years back however, it was an entirely different story.
What changed is that labs got better at determining whether a urine sample was real or not, but more importantly that the testing supervision got stricter to the point where there many times is nowhere left to hide your bag of fake pee.
As a result of this, beating the urine test with synthetic urine is not as easy as it once was.
It doesn’t help that a lot of aged information on this topic from older articles and forum posts online keep fooling people. They then do it wrong and end up not only failing their tests, but have to live with the embarrassment of getting caught with a bag of heated pee strapped to their thighs (or wherever).
With all this said, I do want to point out that, although not as easy as in the past, it still doesn’t have to be all too difficult to beat your drug test this way. It depends on the supervision strictness of those testing you, what urine brand you use and a few other things. When needed for an unsupervised test, Sub-Solution is what I use. A very reliable one with a few usage advantages over most other fake urine kits, including a 200% money back guarantee.
For a truly supervised urine test, using synthetic urine isn’t very realistic. In this case you should definitely go for detoxing instead, so you can use your real urine to pass.
It does come with the luxury of not having to abstain from weed at all, which means it’s the best way to beat your urine drug test in just 24 hours, provided you already have your synthetic urine at home. If you suspect you may get random drug tests with very short notice, having a bag of synthetic urine at home already can be a great idea.
Alternative Home Remedies
There are a few alternatives, some helpful, some just dumb. These should all be taken with a grain of salt however, since they are no substitute to the more reliable methods described above.
One common rumor is that you can pass the test by simply adding an adulterate to your pee after it’s in the cup. This is not very hard for drug testers to detect however, since they usually screen for common adulterants (bleach, ammonia, visine, you name it) and any irregularities (too diluted, pH out of whack, etc) in a sample will cause suspicions.
The same is true for the rumored golden seal, cranberry juice and Palo Azul. Golden seal will do little if anything to help you pass the test. Cranberry juice will likely make your test look tampered with due to the pH. Palo Azul is unlikely to help you more than any other diuretic.
Among home remedy based techniques many have seen success with the Certo method (sometimes referred to as the Sure Gel or Sure Jell method), based on using fruit pectins before your test. I wouldn’t personally rely solely on this though, but it could definitely work as substitute for the same-day detox drink.
As touched upon before, drinking a lot of water, and thus urinating frequently, is key the days leading up to your urine test. Diluting your urine sample is another popular and somewhat effective aid in passing urinalysises. Essentially, it relies on consuming a lot of liquids before your test. This can work due to the test measures concentration of THC metabolites, nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml). by increasing the fluid amount while the amount of metabolites stay the same, the concentration lowers.
There are problems that need to be addressed though, to hide that you’ve diluted it (they can see this through various ways). Firstly you need to add some color to the urine or it will be all watery. A vitamin B-2 or B-complex tablet will make it yellow again. You also need to raise your creatinine levels since they look at these when deciding if your sample is too diluted. Taking creatine 2 days before your test is the best way for this, since it gets metabolized into creatinine within 48 hours.
Aspirin is another often mentioned home remedy. Taking 4 aspirins 4-6 hours before the test can sometimes interfere with immunoassays and cause false negative.
What’s your thoughts and/or experiences on how to pass a urine drug test?