Yes and No, the presence of just CBD is not going to result in a positive test result because the test is not designed to look for CBD.

That said, individuals using unusually large doses of a cannabinoid-rich hemp oil product (above 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil daily) could theoretically test positive during the initial urinary screen. Although very rare, the urine screen in these cases would likely represent a “false positive” due to other non-THC metabolites or compounds, which may cross-react with the immunoassay. When this is the case, the confirmatory GC/MS test would be negative, since CBD and other cannabinoids will not be detected by the more accurate (and specific) GC/MS screen.



One thing that occurs during test is results may come back invalid or inconclusive. An invalid or inconclusive does not usually equal positive or a failed test. The means test was inconclusive while performing the test. There is various reasons why this could occur such as:

  • Their tests could of either defective or their equipment is faulty
  • Equipment is not calibrated correctly
  • Unidentified adulterant or an unidentified interfering substance
  • Lack or Urea
  • The sample was not suitable for testing
  • GC/MS interference
  • Immunoassay interference

We once had an issue with a large amount of our urine samples having unusually high pH, we eventually discovered after tracking the chain of custody that the delivery company transporting samples had faulty storage when transporting the samples. Unfortunately with companies trying to lower cost and maximize profits a lot of invalid are occurring because labs are cutting corners or not following protocols correctly to please management. This has led to honest drug free people having their results come back invalid or not consistent with human urine because of this. The MRO’s may attempt to figure what what caused this, but that is not cost effective either.  Usually it’s up to the employer on how they want to handle the results.

UPDATE!  Read the First Official Quick Fix Synthetic Urine Plus 6.2 Formulation Review!

When I heard rumors about a Quick Fix Urine 6.1 formula about to be release I contacted the people over at to ask some questions and told them I did lab testing. To my surprise the offered to send me a box of the 6.1 formula as an early sneak peak and for me to test.


Look what UPS dropped off

What makes the 6.1 formula so special is it comes pre-mixed with Urea and maintains a two year shelf life. Because drug testing labs in Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Colorado, West Virginia, and Canada tested for the presence of as urea and Quick Fix Urine did not have urea mixed in. To correct this issue, Spectrum Labs created the  had a small vial of urea that people had to mix in their quick fix urine before they used it. I was so excited when the box arrived, I couldn’t wait to get into the lab and test the next day. At the lab I decided to run the synthetic urine through the GC/MS and to perform various specimen validity testing (SVT). The GC/MS results showed negative for any drug metabolites being present. For the specimen validity testing (SVT) I used other equipment and test strips to check the creatinine, pH, specific gravity, and a number of other components of urine to make sure it was real urine. Creatinine levels were checked using colorimetry (the typical validity dipstick/cup/cassette) while Refractometry was used for checking the specific gravity. As expected the Quick Fix Urine 6.1 formula passed our urine test used by testing labs in the United States. I want to thank for sending me an early box of the newest formula for testing.

I’ve been receiving various emails lately because people have been reading on discussion forums that labs are rejecting Quick Fix Synthetic Urine. Peepack urine, and other synthetic urines, and even regular urine because it lacks a foam, smell or odor. I’m going to keep this VERY simple, drug testing labs can NOT LEGALLY REJECT OR FAIL urine samples because of lack of foam or smell. You can only reject samples based on drug scientific evidence only. Also, I’m not paid enough to smell a cup of urine.

Anyone with a basic background in urology would understand that some human urine can exhibit a no-foam condition or lack of small. So therefore, it would be erroneous to conclude that a given urine sample is “synthetic” simply because the sample will not foam or have any smell..

This is just ridiculous, not to mention highly unscientific and highly unprofessional. I can’t imagine they smell the samples, because even if that was policy its extremely inaccurate… does the lab technician who is performing the “sniff test” have a standardized and calibrated nose? In other words, who’s to say the person sniffing it would even have a reliable/accurate sense of smell? How do they know they are not simply catching a whiff of their own breath along with the urine? Or how do they know they are not smelling something else in the laboratory environment along with the urine? And so on and so forth….

If by some chance they refuse your sample because of lack of smell or order, First, remain calm. You don’t know what happened. It could be absolutely nothing. Innocent people will be especially inquisitive because they did nothing wrong, and want to get to the bottom of what happened. Always maintain your innocence. DO NOT admit to anything. Once you admit you did something, then its over and they win.

Ask them about their policy about lack of foam and odor. Ask them for their collectors and lab techs standardized and calibrated noses test results and demand to know how reliable and scientifically accurate that is, they won’t answer that because they can’t. Threaten to sue them! call a lawyer.. No judge will listen to such rubbish.  How can they prove to the court the person who smelled the urine has reliable/accurate sense of smell? Do you think a judge is going to sniff a cup of urine? The court will demand scientific evidence and not take the the word of some person who smelled or shook a cup of urine.

Where is this bad information coming from? You can actually trace if back to the same group of people that are spreading lies that synthetic urine no longer works.

Though if your still not convinced and want a synthetic urine with smell and foam, then I recommend Xstream Urine, its the only synthetic urine I know of that actually smells like urine and foams when shaken up.


My question is ,,,, if I can break the seal on the sample bottle before I place it in the bag will it be unable to use for testing? After I pee in the cup I place the cap on it then put a sticker seal over the cap to seal it so the lid cant be removed without breaking the seal. So if I can break the seal will that cause the test to become invalid?

After someone gives a urine sample, the sample will be sealed with a tamper-evident seal / integrity seal before being sent to the laboratory for  analysis. When the sample makes it to the lab, before  we test the sample, the tamper-evident seal is checked for integrity. If it appears to have been tampered with or was damaged in transit, the lab rejects the sample and does not test it. We do this because we have to assume it may have been tampered with.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, appealed his four-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, trying to argue since the seal was broken the test was invalid and the chain of custody was broken.

A major part of Sherman’s appeal, which was heard Friday, involved his claim that the cup containing his urine specimen was leaking, prompting the collector to place a second cup underneath it to capture any leakage, the source said. A decision on the appeal is expected to be announced by Thursday, according to a league source.

Sherman stated that the second cup’s seal already had been broken before being used to stop the leakage from his cup, according to the source. Since the second cup’s seal was broken, the chain of custody also was broken, therefore nullifying Sherman’s positive test for Adderall.


This isn’t some loop hole in our system, we are prepared for people trying to break the seal. Now what happens if you try to break the seal? If you’re caught breaking the seal that is an automatic refusal to test and you will be failed. Now if you do break the seal and somehow the sample makes it to our lab, we’ll reject the sample and the employer is notified about the issue. After their notified, it’s up to them if they either retest you or fire you. What do you think they will do if a second sample makes it to the lab and the seal if broken again?

25. February 2012 · Comments Off on Drug Testing Industry Question #4 · Categories: Drug Industry Questions

Where do you get urine that will test positive for drug toxins that are used in the quality control testing?

I got a few responses when I mentioned in earlier question that we have samples or urine, hair, saliva that will test positive for drug toxins. People were curious to know where we got those samples at.

There is a handful of companies around the US that sell  urine, hair and saliva that contain drug toxins for drug testing companies to use for testing. These companies charge some large fees for those samples. Most companies just put up an online ad looking for drug users to come submit their samples. When they arrive we test their urine to see what they will test positive for. If the results are positive we’ll collect hair, saliva, and urine samples from the individual and pay them for their time.

Are drug test really accurate?

Our on-site (rapid read, quick scan, dip card, test strips, test kits. Whatever you want to call it) drug screens are prone to false positives for substances like ibuprofen, poppy seeds, over the counter medications, and much more.

If your sample passes the drug screen, you’re given a pass status. Though if you sample fails the screen your urine will be tested with the GC/MS.  Gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) is performed on all urine samples that tested positive for drug usage. A GC/MS is a very accurate piece of equipment; it measures molecular size, charge, and the weight of the atoms in the drug metabolites. Because the GC/MS is very accurate, it call tell the difference between ibuprofen, poppy seeds, over the counter medications that could have caused false positives.

Word of advice, don’t fail the drug screen, because the GC/MS will discover the truth.


Are company drug test really random?

Yes and No.  My company has a software program we give all the Human Resource Departments that we are contracted to do drug test for. This software allows to you choose how many people you want to test and links up with the company employee directory and pulls random names. But there one more thing, before the HR generates the random drug testing list, we have a some entry boxes that says, “List Employee Names”. This allows HR to enter who they would like to test, and then pull in the rest of the employees randomly. So for a test random 30 person test, any of those people could of been pre-selected by there company for that test.

If you’re showing up late, or your performance at work is becoming poor, you can expect HR to add you name to that random drug test list before they print it out.

Just ask Major League Baseball player Jose Bautista about random drug testing. He has been subjected to “random” drug tests 16 times in the last two seasons, which is about four times higher then everyone else.

According to Major League Baseball’s “Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” every player is subjected to at least one random test during spring training and one other random test during the year. In addition, Major League Baseball is permitted to administer 1,200 additional random tests during the year to the approximately 1,000 players. That averages to 3.2 tests per year for each player.

Why do they use urine test for most drug testings?

Companies that contract us to do their drug testing use urine test because its the fastest and cheapest for them. We have companies inquire about the hair and saliva test, but since we only have urine testing equipment for our company we have to outsource the hair and saliva test. When they see the quote for one test they always stay with the urine test. Though we do have a few contracts that use saliva and hair, we just collect the samples and send it off to a company that can process the test for us.