From synthetic weed drug test kits to the infamous poppy seeds drug test Mythbusters comically took on, there might be more myths about drug and other medical tests than the actual number of drugs and diseases. The Roswell, Georgia, ARCpoint Labs values cutting through this fog of misinformation and encourages our clients to stay forearmed with a depth of knowledge that can only come from doing one’s own research free of fear and external pressures. That’s why we want to clear the air and dispel certain myths about how to pass drug tests so that you can make an informed decision about any and all medical services from TPAs (third-party administrators) you consider relying on before making life-changing – or even just generally important – medical and other health decisions.
What Drugs Can Be Detected With a Drug Test?
Virtually any drug, pharmaceutical, or toxin can be detected in a drug test. Most commonly, this includes:
- Oxycontin, Oxytocin, painkillers, and other pharmaceutical drugs (which are sometimes present in water supplies)
- Medical- and agricultural-use antibiotics
- MDMA (a naturally occurring substance recently popularized as “The Spirit Molecule” – found in various forms like “Molly”)
- Cathinone central nervous stimulants (including “Bath Salts”)
These are most often detected through urine and hair follicle tests, but blood tests can also be used. These all have varying advantages and disadvantages, depending on the veracity of the test performed, number of follow-ups or cycles run, and other factors unique to each lab and the nature of the test or diagnostic procedure performed.
How Can I Pass a Drug Test?
Since the body must metabolize drugs, anything affecting metabolism will also affect the amount of street or lab-created drug residue (not to mention environmental pollutants) found in the body’s cells. Exercise levels (or, on the other hand, sedentary lifestyles) also play a significant role in how quickly any contaminant can be excreted out of the body. Ultimately, it is unique to each individual to a certain degree. For instance, some people have drastically cut the time needed for toxins to leave the body by simply increasing their cardiovascular exercise for a time – but it is not a silver bullet. The only perfect solution is to abstain from pharmaceutical or other drug abuse while removing the source of these and other toxins in one’s life. The cleanliness and purity of one’s detoxification pathways also obviously play a significant role in detecting drugs, medicines, or pollutants and the proliferation of disease in general.
Commercial “Detox Flush” Products
Many will gravitate to one-time “detox now!” products yet not commit to ongoing bodily detox and care for their overworked liver, kidneys, and lymph system. In any case, the FDA often speaks very subtly or not at all on such topics, and to whatever degree it matters to you, you are not likely to see “FDA approved” on most detox products (and especially not those explicitly marketed to avoid drug test results). Because ARCpoint Labs is, above all, an instrument of the medical system, patient health is our priority. As such, we encourage anyone interested in enhancing their detoxification pathways (and for any reason) to reach out to their favorite health food store staffed by nutritionists or seek advice from natural health experts who can educate you on the importance of detox health because a one-time “quick detox” is not a realistic expectation.
Fake or Smuggled Urine
In the past, many have had success using fake urine (or even sneaking someone else’s urine in; some will stop at seemingly nothing when it comes to fraudulent test results). The solution many labs have resorted to is supervising every step of the testing process. Though this brings up heightened issues in the legal realm, people at-large have not consistently challenged this on the grounds of privacy, and in most cases, some people simply have no meaningful choice about it – other than to abstain from harmful and questionable drugs. Besides the matter of privacy, labs are also increasingly capable of detecting fake urine (or, in the case of smuggled urine, samples that are at questionable temperatures.
The purpose of an “adulterant” is to render the lab test unusable by the lab technicians. People have been caught trying to sneak bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or other substances into the sample – but the labs are aware of this and simply check for these commonly used adulterants, so this is practically always ineffective.
How Long Do Drugs Stay In Your System?
This depends on the drug, and the cleanliness of an individual’s detoxification systems (as explained above) will play some role in street- or lab-made drug residue. For most people in their present, average state of health, you can be reasonably sure that the following time ranges will apply:
- THC: 1–7 days
- MDMA: 2–4 days
- Methamphetamines: 2–3 days
- Cocaine: 2–3 days
- Heroin: 1–3 days
Again, there is no way to know how long any given toxin or unnatural substance will remain in one’s system.
Drug Testing In Roswell, Georgia
At the Roswell, Georgia, ARCpoint Labs, we consider self-education about medical tests or other procedures, along with medical privacy, to be extremely important. That’s why we value educating our clients and giving them the resources they need to make only the wisest possible medical-legal decisions for themselves and to do so with no fear or pressure about it. When it comes to drug or any medical tests, we want our clients to know the science behind the reliability, efficacy, and limits of the tests themselves that they may be relying on to make life-altering decisions with heavy legal, financial, and other consequences, for better or worse.
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