Adulterants in Drug Testing
The 12 Panel urine drug test kit with adulterants is one of the most cost-effective drug screening solutions available. In addition to detecting up to 12 different drugs of abuse in human urine, it also screens for three adulterants – Creatinine, Specific Gravity, and pH.
Adulterants (ADLTX) in a drug test help bring to light any manipulation done to a urine specimen in the drug test result. It minimizes false-negative results due to tampering.
Forensic use only
What are Adulterants in a Drug Test?
Creatinine concentrations below 45 mg/dL are used as a determinant if certain urine samples have been physiologically or non-physiologically diluted and if a corresponding negative drug result is valid.
Specific Gravity (SG)
Along with creatinine levels, specific gravity identifies any dilution of the urine specimen.
Helps detect high PH, or acidic adulterants in the urine specimen
Drugs Tested | Detection Time | Cutoff Levels
- (ADLTX) 3 adulterations Specific Gravity, pH, and Creatinine
|Drug Name||Abbreviation||Detection time||Cut-Off Level|
|Amphetamines||AMP||1-2 Days||1000 ng/mL|
|Barbiturates||BAR||1-4 Days||300 ng/mL|
|Benzodiazepines||BZO||1-2 Days||300 ng/mL|
|Buprenorphine||BUP||2-6 Days||10 ng/mL|
|Cocaine||COC||2-4 Days||300 ng/mL|
|Ecstasy||MDMA||2-4 Days||500 ng/mL|
|Marijuana||THC||5+ Days||50 ng/mL|
|Methadone||MTD||1-3 Days||300 ng/mL|
|Methamphetamine||mAMP (or MET)||2-4 Days||1000 ng/mL|
|Morphine||OPI||2-3 Days||300 ng/mL|
|Oxycodone||OXY||1-3 Days||100 ng/mL|
|Nortriptyline||TCA||2-7 Days||1000 ng/mL|
How to Use a Drug Test Kit?
Remove the urine drug test cup from the sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible.
At 2-4 minutes, verify the temperature of the specimen by observing where the green dot appears. A green dot will appear on the corresponding temperature line.
Peel off the label when you’re ready to interpret the results. Test results should be read within 5 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 8 minutes.
How to Read Drug Test Kit?
How Does One Falsify a Drug Test?
There are quite a few ways that some have falsified urine screens. Many have managed to dilute their own urine on a home test, which is usually identified visually by the color of the specimen.
More often than not, this would yield an inconclusive test result. Moreover, some have added medication to their specimen, or even vitamin B, concluding that it can trick the test into a negative reading.
These methods however are poor attempts to achieve passing results. No amount of water or substance added would yield results that would be identified as passing.
On the contrary. These attempts at falsifying a drug screen would only yield inconclusive results requiring the test to be resubmitted at a later date.
Identifying Doctored Urine Samples
There are several ways that one can determine if a urine sample is authentic or not. The first indication, though obvious, is the temperature of the sample. Normal body temperature is (98.6°F) All of the urine drug tests cups from 12 Panel Now include a temperature strip within the test. This strip helps the test evaluator to indicate the proper temperature of the submitted specimen. This, however, isn’t all that is required in order to prevent cheating a drug test.
It is important to visually assess the specimen as well. A tampered sample may appear to be 100% clear which is unusual even with someone who has claimed to be an avid water consumer. The specimen will contain sodium, potassium, and other dissolved compounds. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to thoroughly examine every single specimen visually, which emphasizes the importance of utilizing an accurate drug test, complete with temperature strip and adulteration testing.