Pass A Drug Test With Salt

Passing a Drug Test Using Salt

Drug testing is a common practice by employers in today’s economy. The American’s with Disabilities Act has a clause that states employers cannot administer a drug test without first making a conditional offer of employment. Because drug testing is so expensive for employers, costing over $100 for the most thorough testing, most companies will only drug test candidates that they are absolutely going to hire if the test results come back as having no drug content. For candidates of employment, receiving a request to drug test is a very positive part of the employment process because it means they will be hired if they are successful in passing the drug screening. This has given rise to many people trying a multitude of at home remedies such as salt to create a false negative result on their drug test.

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How does salt work in a urine drug test?

Table salt is one of the most commonly used household remedies to adulterate a drug test. Nearly every home in America has a salt shaker in their kitchen and the substance is readily available at any grocery store. Salt is rumored to be able to, not only create a false negative, but also not show any evidence of the tampering with the urine specimen.

The way that salt is reported to work to pass a drug test is by neutralizing the enzyme activity in the urine which will cause the test to come back as “no drug content.” Using salt when given an Enzyme multiplied immunoassay technique, or EMIT, drug test has been proven to create a false negative result in the screening. This test, which is also the least expensive for companies, works by using antibodies to bind to the drug or metabolites of the drug being tested for without binding to any other substances in the urine sample. The salt is therefore not detected, and the sodium chloride in the salt neutralizes the drug enzymes which will not allow the antibodies to bind to the drug or metabolites of the drug.

The way that salt is used in passing the drug test is simply by mixing salt into the urine sample. This also involves having to sneak salt into the testing facility and being able to mix the salt without detection. For pre-employment purposes, drug tests are generally not under direct supervision which makes it a little easier for using salt to falsify your results.

Great, so just take in some salt and I’m all good?

The scientific evidence for using salt to try to create a false positive make it seem like a sure fire way of getting the results you are looking for, however, that is NOT the case. Using salt to neutralize the drug enzymes in urine ONLY works for the EMIT testing which is typically only used in preliminary testing because of its reputation for being inaccurate and easily passable.

Employers who use EMIT testing because of the cost effectiveness can also opt to have the pH levels of the urine tested with the drug screening. Salt will cause the pH levels in the urine sample to be outside of the normal range which will alert the administrator to evidence of tampering. Salt is also not easily dissolvable in the amount of time you are given to turn in your specimen and the crystals will most likely adhere to the sides of the collection container or drop to the bottom of the cup. This is immediately noticeable by the drug test administrators. Your prospective employer or authority mandating you take the drug test will be notified and, sometimes, will require that you take the test again. With evidence of potential tampering, this will result in your test having to be done under direct supervision which means that someone will physically observe you urinating into the collection container. All in all, using salt to try to pass a drug test will not have the effect you are desiring and could get you into serious trouble for tampering or adulterating a drug test.

If it really is that important to you to get that job or keep that job, their is only two 100% effective ways to pass a drug test, simply: to be entirely drug-free or to fully detox the body naturally with detox pills. There is no quick fix, the body needs at least 7 days to fully detox from marijuana.

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