Will Acid Show Up on a 12 Panel Drug Test?

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In today’s world, it is no longer uncommon to submit a drug test to your future employer.  More and more companies are concerned with the productivity and health of their staff.  In 2020, this has never been truer.  In fact, according to,

More than half of employers (57 percent) conduct drug tests on all job candidates, while only 29 percent do not conduct drug tests on any job candidates, according to a poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in collaboration with and commissioned by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)

What Drugs are Detected?

Because there are many Drug Tests available, many often wonder what drugs are actually detected.  This may be difficult to answer because there are many variations of Drug Testing Kits.  One of the most popular Drug Tests from  is the 12 Panel Drug Test.   In this Drug Testing Kit, there are 12 testing strips, (That’s where the name 12 Panel comes from).  Each strip detects a different kind of drug.  Some of the drugs detected include Amphetamines, Buprenorphine, and THC to name a few.

Another type of drug test like the Oral Swab Kit contains 10 Panels that will detect 10 different substances similar to the Drug Testing Cups.  The main difference is that this is not a urine test, but a Mouth Swab Drug test.  This type of test is conducted by placing the swab in the mouth for several minutes.

Still, many have wondered – Are hallucinogenics detectable on a 12 Panel Drug Tests?

What are Hallucinogenics?

Hallucinogenics are a group of drugs that alter a person’s thoughts and feelings as well as their perception of their own physical surroundings.  Many times hallucinogens can be extracted from plants or certain mushrooms.  There are also many manmade (synthetic) forms as well.


One of the most popular hallucinogenics still used illegally by the population is LSD or Acid.  LSD is created from lysergic acid, which can be found in ergot fungus.  The ergot fungus grows on plants, and on rye.  Since LSD has no real medical value, it is created in illegal laboratories for illegal distribution.  It is odorless, colorless, and has a slightly bitter taste.  In these illegal labs, the substance is manufactured into small capsules or squares.  Sometimes these squares may have cartoon characters or images on them.


The effects of using LSD/Acid are still quite severe, causing rapid heart rate, distorted visual perception, dilated pupils and altered sounds.  Are there any changes in mood or demeanor? comments:

Extreme changes in mood can occur. If taken in large enough doses, the drug produces delusions and visual hallucinations. Overdose can lead to severe psychosis. Death is often due to a direct injury while under LSD influence; there is no known lethal dose of LSD.

Though more research needs to be done, some studies have showed a significant change in brain chemistry, sensory perception and perhaps even brain cell structure after prolonged use of these drugs.

Will LSD Appear on a 12 Panel Drug Test?

Many wonder if Hallucinogenics will be detected on a standard Drug Test.  What is a standard drug test?  Well, offers a 12 Panel Drug Testing Kit, as mentioned earlier.  This urinalysis testing kit detects 12 of the most frequently abused substances.  Some of those include THC, Buprenorphine and Amphetamines.  This kind of test is preferred among law enforcement and corporate screenings because of its ease of use, fast results, and pricepoint.  With the exception of MDMA, hallucinogenics aren’t usually on a standard drug test.  In fact, LSD is nowhere to be found on a standard 12 Panel Drug Test


Well Known, Rarely Used

LSD has certainly gained popularity in pop culture and has certainly been accessible on an illegal level for quite some time.  However with that said, statistically fewer individuals are trying this substance than other illegal drugs.  How so? states:

In each year between 2002 and 2014, an annual average of 0.1% of people across all ages were considered to be current psychedelic users (meaning they reported use within 30 days of completing the survey). In 2014, 0.3% of the 16,875 adolescent respondents (12 to 17 year-olds) in the US were considered to be current users of LSD, 0.3% of the 11,643 young adult respondents (18 to 25), and 0.1% of 33,750 adult respondents aged 26 or older.

LSD Is a Non-Addictive Substance

Though the mind-altering effects that hallucinogenics like LSD are famously well known,  LSD is not a physiologically addictive drug.  This means that it not considered a threat like many other addictive substances.  Logistically, it would make sense for the companies that manufacture drug testing kits to leave certain substances out – like LSD

LSD Does Not Stay In The Body Very Long

Not only is LSD/Acid taken in small amounts, but the detection window for the appropriate drug tests is very short.  This means that LSD is quickly metabolized and removed from the system before a drug test can detect it in the body.  How long does LSD Stay in the body?

Urine – up to 8 Hours

Hair – 3 months

Blood – 6 – 12 Hours

Because there is such a short window to test, it is difficult to run a urine drug test within the allocated timeframe.  Of course, there are special tests that can be ordered to detect LSD.  Some of which include a hair follicle drug test and others.  Hair follicle tests aren’t as readily available as urinalysis tests.  Moreover, many question the accuracy of a hair follicle test, leaving the preferred method of drug testing to be urine drug tests and mouth swab drug tests.

We’re  Here to Help!

Here at 12 Panel Now, we are happy to provide information and spread awareness regarding these topics and more!  Every Tuesday, we publish a Blog with information on current events, as well as insights regarding our products!  We also provide the nation’s most affordable Drug Testing Supplies, including Drug Testing Cups and Strips both for personal, and medical use.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us or send us an email!

How to Use a Drug Testing Kit:

After the donor seals the urine in the leak-proof container, it is then handed off to the evaluator.  What makes the process streamlined is that the strips used to indicate the test results are sealed within the container.  For hygiene reasons, this is ideal. When it is time to view the test results, the evaluator simply peels away the outside label revealing the drug test strips with each individual result.

The test results within the Drug Test will show results within a few minutes.  Results should be evaluated within 5-8 minutes. Results should not be evaluated after 1o minutes.

The 12 Panel Drug Testing Kits are designed to detect 12 of the most abused and commonly used drugs. However, depending on your needs, you can purchase other kits that test for different drugs.  For instance, the 13 Panel Drug Testing Cup includes all the same drugs tested within a 12 Panel Drug Test with the addition of the drug Fentanyl (FYL).  There are also variants of the typical 12 Panel Drug Test that include drugs like phencyclidine, or PCP.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our product or wish to place an order, feel free to call us at (888) 936-6627

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