Employers: Be on the Look Out for Fake Urine

Synthetic urine? Are we crazy? Unfortunately not. This time last year, the Kansas City Star published a piece about synthetic urine being sold in the KC metro area. This synthetic urine is meant to help employees cheat required workplace drug tests, but this pee isn’t fooling anyone anymore.

Finding Synthetic Urine

Something that sounds like it should be complicated is as simple as shopping at a convenience store. The product is stored behind the counter and sold with specific wording, such as for practical joke purposes, on their packaging because it would be illegal if it’s true purposes were out in the open.

You Can’t Cheat a Drug Test With It

Real urine is between 90 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit, around the same temperature as your regular body temp. That’s not a large window. The only reason it would ever be higher is if you were sick with a fever while you took the test. Lab techs now note the temperature of the sample and toss it if it’s not in that 10-degree temperature range so they won’t waste vital resources.

Lab Prevention Helps Some

Most testing sites provide lockers for individuals to store any belongings that could be used to smuggle in synthetic urine. People wearing loose clothing are asked to turn out their pockets to keep them from hiding a false sample in their clothing. Unfortunately, some people still manage to sneak it in.

A Waste of Time and Resources

The lab does not care that you snuck in fake urine to falsify a test; they care that you snuck it in and wasted their time and resources. If a technician spends their day sifting through fake drug tests for pre-employment screening, legitimate medical tests have to wait longer in line for their results, which can have potentially devastating consequences.

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