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Does Synthetic Urine Work?

Unless you are a person who uses drugs on a regular basis and is having to pass a drug test for whatever reason, the question “does synthetic urine work?” has probably never crossed your mind. 

It’s a fact that drug abuse is running rampant in the world today, especially in the workplace. I mention the workplace because of its relevance in regards to employees, whether old or new, having to take a Urine Analysis drug test. 

A UA is one of the most common drug tests available today and one that has been a catalyst in bringing something like artificial urine to the table. People are smart, and they are going to find a way, no matter what you try to enforce.

However, with that being said, synthetic urine is not effective 100% of the time. Not only is it not always effective, but it is also one of the riskiest things that you can do, especially if the UA is for your employer, or even worse, for the state. 

People get caught and maybe get arrested and put on probation, but then they want to keep smoking weed knowing that they are going to have a drug test once a month for the next 2 years. I honestly can say that because I have been that person.

People will turn to synthetic urine, and for men, a lot of these kits you can buy actually come with artificial genitalia that you “pee” out of since your probation officer is typically staring at you through the mirror making sure you’re not up to any funny business.

These people are trained to detect someone trying to cheat their drug test. 

Simply not mixing the ingredients properly or not having the formula at the perfect temperature will result in a failed drug test.

I had to take a drug test at work, a urine analysis where no one sat in the restroom with me watching while I peed.

I was just given the cup and directed to the bathroom. I have questioned whether my job could have potentially been saved had I had synthetic urine handy. The question is, does synthetic urine actually work?

What Is Synthetic Urine?

Synthetic urine is an artificially synthesized substance that simulates the composition, chemical properties, and appearance of human urine. In other words, it is literally “fake urine.”

“Fake pee” sounds a lot more like some sorta novelty item that you could use to pull pranks. However, that is not the case. Synthetic urine’s most popular use is for someone who is trying to pass a drug test and wants to keep doing drugs indefinitely.

This is stuff that I had no idea was even a thing! I didn’t know that there were other uses for synthetic urine besides the person who is trying to pass a drug test.

It is often used for testing the impact of urine on products like mattresses, agents, diapers, or medical devices. Also, fake urine has been used for alternative medicine, experiments, and now for drug testing to improve testing efficiency.  

Synthetic urine has been available at most smoke shops for years now, and with the evolution of technology, fake pee is way more advanced today and all the more undetectable. 

For any person who is desperate to get clean results on a drug test (whether it’s for probation, work, etc), many people will take the risk and use fake pee instead of their own dirty urine. 

What Is Synthetic Pee Made Of?

Synthetic urine works by mimicing the chemical properties, appearance, and composition of human urine by using various ingredients.

Just like­­ natural urine, synthetic urine contains adequate amounts of creatinine, urea, uric acid, ammonia, nitrates, and sulfates. This is what makes synthetic urine so effective and difficult to distinguish from the real stuff. 

It contains yellow coloring that perfectly imitates the color of real urine. There are many different brands of artificial pee. The more sophisticated ones are even able to match the pH level, specific gravity, smell, color, and appearance of real urine. 

Fake pee also comes with a heating mechanism that is similar to that of a hand warmer. This is used to get the formula to match the temperature of the pee right when it leaves our body into the toilet or wherever. 

Synthetic urine is typically purchased as a powder or as a pre-mixed liquid solution. It often comes in a kit that includes a container, heating pads to get the right temperature, a thermometer strip, and some even come with a device to store the liquid inside your clothes.

As I mentioned earlier, some of the more pricey fake urine kits come with an actual fake male genitalia, used for those who must pass a drug test while someone, such as a probation officer, is watching. 

This is extremely risky in my opinion, and if you decide that this is something that you would want to invest in, make sure that the device matches your actual skin tone and looks indistinguishable from the real thing. 

Does Synthetic Urine Really Work?

So getting to the big question. Does synthetic urine work? The answer is yes it can, depending on several conditions being met. 

Synthetic urine can work for drug tests because most laboratories, here in the United States at least, do not perform genetic analyses on specimens.

Probably the most important condition that must be in place is getting the temperature of the fake urine perfect. It can be done as long as you follow the directions exactly. 

When used, the synthetic urine must be kept warm and have the roughly estimated temperature of 98°F. This is in order to convince the testing staff that your given specimen has been produced naturally and is 100% legitimate and authentic. 

Those required conditions are similar to those of human urine; therefore, most common urinalysis tests will not detect whether a urine sample is a natural or synthetic one.

Synthetic urine enables many people, especially drug addicts and alcoholics, to be able to pass the drug test easily and without any complications.

Most of the time, employers will request a certain specific panel test (5, 9, or 10) that will test for various drugs. That includes opiates, alcohol, THC, amphetamines, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates.

Many of these substances, especially THC and benzodiazepines like Xanax stay in your system for sometimes months.

It’s no wonder why so many people choose to turn to synthetic urine for assistance in not only getting through probation without having to go to jail, but also potentially getting the job of their dreams after passing the UA with fake pee.

So I recommend doing your own research when it comes to this topic. There are so many different options available when it comes to picking the best synthetic urine product. There are plenty of websites with honest reviews that you can scroll through.

Make sure you read and reread the directions before using any of the available products on the market. This can be what makes or breaks your drug test, and I would hate to hear of another failed attempt at trying to pass a drug test.
Have you used synthetic urine before? Does synthetic urine work for you? Let me know in the comments.

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Ryan Henderson

Ryan Henderson is a magician and mental health advocate.

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