Adulterants are substances that interfere with specimen testing procedures by altering targeted drugs and thus "masking" the use of those drugs. Adulterants can be classified into two categories as follows:
The first class includes products that are commonly available in households and are typically used after the urine has been collected. These can include the following:
- Liquid drain cleaner
- Liquid chlorine bleach
- Eye drops
- Baking soda
- Pyridinium chlorochromate
- Iodine tincture
- White vinegar
The second class include products which are purchased commercially at places such as "head shops", through on line merchants and some supplemental health nutrition stores. The products are typically ingested prior to providing the urine specimen. These can include the following:
- Amber 13
- Urine Luck 6.3
- Mary Jane Superclean 13
- Clear Choice
- Lucky Lab LL418
- Instant Clean ADD-It-ive
- Test Clean
- Krystal Kleen
- UR'n Kleen
The above commercial adulterants contain certain substances to "mask" the use of illegal drugs. Here is a partial list of chemicals used to "mask" the use of drugs and the products that contain them:
- Chemical - Nitrite: Products - Klear and Whizzies
- Chemical - Detergents: Products - Purafyzit, Test Clean and Mary Jane SuperClean 13
- Chemical - Glutaraldehyde: Products - Instant Clean ADD-It-ive
- Chemical - Acid: Products - THC-FREE and Amber 13
- Chemical - Mixed Reagents: Products - Lucky Lab LL418
- Chemical - Oxidizing Reagents: Products - Stealth, Clear Choice and Urine Luck
Our Adultacheck product can help in detecting if the urine specimen has been tampered with by some of the above mentioned adulterants. today to help ensure the urine specimen you are testing has not been adulterated.
When testing urine samples for drugs of abuse it is important to insure the integrity of the samples. Simple dilution of the specimen is probably the most common form of "masking" drug use. Urine creatinine levels and the appearance of the urine specimen are useful in detecting dilution of urine samples.
A test for urine pH and creatinine can help detect common methods of dilution which can include the use of bleach, white vinegar, Visine, sodium bicarbonate, Drano, soft drinks, water or hydrogen peroxide.
A test for urine nitrite is usually negative if the person does not have an infection. If the person is taking one of the above adulterant solutions it could alter the levels of nitrite in the urine specimen, thus raising suspicion of illegal drug use.
A test for urine oxidants can detect the use of adulterants such as chromate, bleach, nitrite, urine luck, stealth 51, stealth and similar substances.
A test for urine glutaraldehyde can detect the use of adulterants such as Instant Clean ADD-It-ive.
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(Some of the information contained here was obtained from Sciteck Diagnostics, Inc)