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Personal & Individual Testing FAQs

Click on the frequently asked questions below to view the answers.

Does drinking a lot of water or fluid help you pass a urine test?

Drinking lots of fluids will dilute your urine. The majority of drug tests monitor the amount of creatinine in urine. So, drinking a lot of fluids is going to interfere with the natural creatinine levels. If the sample is too diluted the tester will be forced to take additional samples until a sample within range is provided.

Can you strip the drug metabolites out of hair samples using chemicals or products?

No. As the drugs or alcohol are processed in the body, metabolites are produced and embedded in the core of the hair follicle. Please be cautious of products making false claims as they can damage your hair or skin.

Can we test hair or urine from a sample collected by someone other than our testers?

Yes. We can test an unknown sample and provide results in the same manner as a standard collection. The difference is that we will not be able to confirm the identity of the individual who provides the sample. So, we can provide the results of the test, but we will not validate the results. In other words, the test can only be used for your information, but not in any official capacity.

Can you test an unknown substance or residue?

Yes. If you find a suspicious item that you would like tested, we are able to determine whether drugs are present. Please use Extreme caution when handling unknown substances. Do not touch the items without gloves. You must transport the item in sealed and secured packaging. There are serious risks with exposure to yourself and our staff. Many people are overdosing by simply touching certain drugs. Inform our testers prior to bringing any items.

Do you do DNA testing?

No. We strictly do drug and alcohol testing.

How long do drugs stay in your system?
Substance Detection Period Substance Detection Period
Amphetamines 2-5 days Barbituates (Short-Acting) 2 days
Barbituates (Long-Acting) 3-4 weeks Benzodiazepines 7-10 days
Cannabinoids (THC, Marijuana) 5-60 days (See Chart Below) Clenbuterol 4-6 days
Cocaine 1-4 days Codeine 5-7 days
Euphorics (Ecstasy, Shrooms) 5-7 days Ketamine (Special K) 5-7 days
LSD – ACID 7-10 days Methamphetamines 5-7 days
Steroids (anabolic oral) 14-28 days Opiates 5-7 days
Steroids (anabolic parenterally) 1-3 months Phencyclidine (PCP) 2-4 days
Phenobarbital 10-20 days Propoxyphene 6 hours to 2 days
Cannabinoids (THC, Marijuana) Approximate* Detection Time:
1 time only 5-8 days
2-4x per month 11-18 days
2-4x per week 23-35 days
5-6x per week 33-48 days
Daily 49-63 days
What happens if I fail a test?

We have absolutely nothing to do with the consequences resulting from a failed test.  We recommend that you do your due diligence to educate yourself regarding your specific situation.

What’s the difference between opiates and opioids?

Opiates are alkaloids derived from the opium poppy. Opium is a strong pain-relieving medication, and a number of drugs are also made from this source.

Types Of Opiates-  Morphine, Codeine, Heroin, Opium.

Opioids are synthetic or partly-synthetic drugs that are manufactured to work in a similar way to opiates. Their active ingredients are made via chemical synthesis. Opioids may act like opiates when taken for pain because they have similar molecules.

Types Of Opioids-  Methadone, Percocet, Percodan, OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab (hydrocodone), Demerol (pethidine), Dilaudid (hydromorphone), Duragesic (fentanyl)