If you have every been screened for drug use, I’m sure your familiar with the term. If not, lets go over the basics:
- What it is
- What it checks for
- How you can pass a 5 panel drug test
If your nervous about passing a 5 panel drug test, don’t be. Once you have a good idea of what exactly to expect, you should have no problems. So, lets get into.
- What is a 5 Panel Test
- Lab vs. Store Bought Tests
- Five Panel Tests Check For..
- How to Pass
- Masking, A.K.A Detox
- Synthetic Pee
- Palo Azul Tea
Whats is a 5 panel drug test
If your about to go through a drug screening, chances are its a 5 panel. This type of test checks for the five most commonly abused drugs in the world.
But understand that the list of drugs included below is only a blanket list. What I mean is that this list only covers the general or main substance.
For example, Opiates includes heroin, pain killers and all other opiate based drugs.
We will try to make the sublist for each as detailed as possible, but its impossible to list them all. So its important to do your research. As your doctor if any prescription medications your on may cause any issues.
If they do, bring a note to the testing lab proving the legitimacy of your use. If you are using any substance without prescription, there may be an issue.
Lab vs store bought
You can walk into any CVS, Walgreens or WalMart and pick up a 5 panel drug test kit. They are available almost any where. For the best price or bulk rates, you can do a quick search online.
Most store bought tests give you results on the spot, within 1-5 minutes after testing. While some may require a sample be collected and mailed off to a lab.
Urine samples that are mail to, or taken at a lab they are totally different. Lets go over these two types.
On the Spot Test
What I call on the spot tests don’t need to be mailed out to a lab. They can be test strips, dip sticks or urine collection cups with built in strips.
They all work pretty much the same, pee is collected and urine has to make contact with the strip.
Drug metabolites in urine react with the strip and cause a change in color or reveal a symbol indicating a positive for that drug.
If there is no change in color or appearance, the test is negative and no drugs where found.
If you are required to go to a lab or submit a urine sample to a lab via mail. It is considered to be a lab “grade” urine screening.
This is completely different than a store bought on the spot test. Lab screenings are invasive and produce accurate results that are harder to cheat.
Beside the 5 drug panels, the urine its self can be tested, to avoid tampering.
Tampering is considered as:
- The use of fake (synthetic) urine
- Subbing urine
- Masking agents
Labs can determine this by testing for abnormal compounds. For example, the presence of bleach, ammonia and saline solutions, indicates additives.
While pH balance and absence of of minerals like Creatine and Urea may indicate masking, dilution or subbing.
What they test for
As stated above, the 5 panel drug tests check for for the five most commonly abuse compounds. From these five compounds, there exists a large variety of drugs.
I’ll list them and try to go into some detail, but it’s important to do your own research as well.
1 – Marijuana
This includes anything that contains THC. So if you smoke or vape weed, wax, BHO, shatter, etc,.. You have THC in your system.
If you have taken any THC edibles, pills, gummy or cooked with cannabis oil. Used a cannabis based topical that contains THC.
Basically the use of anything that has any level of THC, you will test positive.
2 – Cocaine
Any use of cocaine will produce a positive result. This includes snorting, shooting up or smoking cocaine.
Using Coca leaves to make tea, tinctures, alcoholic beverages or chewing leaves will cause a positive result.
Other drugs that are in this category include Crack, some local anesthetics and prescription drugs. Please consult with your doctor.
3 – Opiates
Opiates cover illicit drugs like heroin as well as prescription pain killers. Prescription drugs that contain opiates usually end with the post-fix “codone“.
A short list of drugs that contain opiates includes, morphine, oxycontin, percoset, fentanyl, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, etc,..
Consult with your doctor if you are using any pain killers or anti anxiety medications.
Amphetamines can be prescribed to treat anxiety, depression, weight loss, learning disorders, ADHD and more.
The most commonly used amphetamine is Adderall and Ritalin. These strong stimulants are abused as a pick me up and even for weight loss.
5 – Methamphetamines
A powerful stimulate thats derived by synthesizing Amphetamines. In the US there is no commonly prescribed reason to use Meth.
As a street drug, Methamphetamines usually go by, Meth, Crank, Ice, Crystal, Glass, etc.
How You Can Pass a 5 Panel Drug Test
There are a few ways you can cheat a 5 panel drug test. But it goes with out saying that the best way is not to use!
Second best way is only to use with a prescription and provide proof. The last is to use a detox or masking method.
Naturally Cleanse Your System
By far the best way to be sure to pass a drug test is to stay clean. Some drugs like Cocaine can be completely flushed out your body as soon as a week.
But marijuana and all THC related drugs can take months to naturally cleanse.
So, if you smoke pot, even casually, it can be a while before you’ll be totally free of marijuana metabolites.
Best bet is to say active, drink plenty of fluids. Eat a diet high in fiber, healthy fats and low in carbs.
And of course give your self plenty of time to cleanse (2-3 months).
Diluting urine is the most basic way to cheat. You can try drinking tons of water before a screening or adding adulterants like bleach or vinegar to urine.
I would prefer drinking more water because its easier and may be less detectable.
Diluting pee by drinking a lot of water is really the base for any detox no matter what you try to use.
Masking THC with a detox
Probably the best bet on a short notice. Certoclear is a really good fiber based detox that seems to have the best results.
The fiber traps THC in stool and doesn’t let THC travel out through urine. It also contains minerals to disguise any dilution, which is a huge plus.
Unlike some detoxes that just try and mask THC, Certoclear cleans, masks and recovers minerals.
Using fake pee is tricky, but once you get the hang of it, you should be OK.
The reason I hate synthetic urine is because of all the prep work and precautions you need to take.
Synthetic urine has to be the right temp, stored properly and a lot of labs are getting better at detecting it.
If your planning on going synthetic, here are reviews on our 2 preferred products:
- Upass Synthetic piss
- Testclear powdered urine (coming soon)
Palo Azul Tea
This is more of an honorable mention. Palo Azul has worked very well for plenty of people and as far as I can tel, it still works.
If you have plenty of time and or your willing to go through all the steps needed to make Palo Azul Tea.
I would say go for it, Palo Azul is not just great for cleansing out drug metabolites. It dose a great job with all toxins and clearing out the UA tract.
I don’t really condone drinking P.A.T in such large quantities at once. Its a very powerful diuretic that can cause issues with some. But making a batch of Palo tea and drinking it slowly. Say over the curse of a few weeks.