The use of fake urine in order to pass drug test has become a major issue for the drug screening industry. They manage to stay ahead of the game by implementing new testing guidelines and adding additional checks synthetic urine.
Item under investigation:
Powdered Human Urine, by TestClear
Sold as a kit that includes; “real” powdered human urine, transport container with temp strip and two heating pads. None discounted price: $43.95
According to a recent study, about 24 million urine tests are performed annually. With a total cost at about 1.2 billion dollars a year. This industry makes enough profit and is driven to stay ahead of the competition. In-turn, a market of fake pee, or synthetic urine has also arising. Fortunately, many of the fake urine industry sells mostly colored water and sub-par products that can easily be screened and tested.
Once a urine sample has been turned in, it will be tested for:
- Temperature (90° to 100°)
- Specific Gravity (1.000 – 1.030)
- Ph Levels (6.5 – 8.0)
If any one of these areas is not meet or not within the required range, the sample should be discarded as adulterated/fake and no further testing is required.
“Fake Pee” that Works
There is a wide range of synthetic urine products that claim to work. But most fall short of testing requirements. For example, a product called ” Quick Fix”, has been available online for years. Although the original formula has worked in the past, it quickly becomes outdated, expires or fails to meets creatinine, Specific Gravity and Urea checks. Since the original Quick Fix, there have been many upgrades, including a “Plus” and “6.1” version.
One product that is currently available online presents more of a challenge. Sold as a “Real Simulated Urine”, Testclear has produced a product that has nearly replicated every compound found in real urine. The use of urea and creatinine which is found in normal pee is the real issue.
If you look into this product you will see that they advertise it as “Real Human Urine, not Synthetic”. If it is actual is dehydrated pee or not, has yet to be discovered. For now, what we know is that it does pass urine checks as real urine.
How Synthetic Urine is Used
Powdered urine is sold as a kit. The kit contains everything needed to all that’s left to do is add water. With about one year shelf life dry and three day max once water is added.
Included in the kit:
- Powdered Urine vial
- Transport vial with temperature strip
- Two pocket heaters
Directions for use:
Pour the powdered urine into the blue caped transport vial. Add warm water and shake until totally dissolved. Heating pad in activated once opened. Rubber bands can be used to strap pad to vial, opposite end from temp strip. Before handing in sample check temps. Normal temperature range for human urine is 90 °F to 100 °F.
All samples are usually checked for obvious signs of substitution within 4 minutes of being collected.
Fake Urine Vs. Dehydrated Urine
The validity of using the term “Dehydrated urine” by this product has yet to be truly tested. But for now we have yet to to disprove. We have tried to reach out to the manufacturer and request more information.
- How is it collected?
- What is the dehydration process?
- Is it sanitary to use real urine?
- What is the true purpose of the product?
Of course they haven’t answered our emails and phone calls are dropped once asked. As far as a novelty or fetish product, there is no real advantage. But for laboratory testing and drug screening, real pee would definitely provide as a better solution.
The use of fake pee for drug test or drug testing purposes will probably exist as long as testing does. The industry will continue to grow and as long as it does. Testing procedures will have to grow with it. When companies decide to use real instead of synthetic urine, we start to run into problems. There is no way to distinguish dehydrated urine from fresh pee once hydrated.
I have included links below for reference into drug testing procedures, checks and more valuable information.
Drug Screening : http://www.pcls.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/UDT-Approaches-to-Screening-and-Confirmation-Testing.pdf
Temperature Check Guidelines : http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part026/part026-0111.html
Normal pH l Testing: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003583.htm