I just accepted a new job offer was made in writing and I accepted in writing and they made me take a pre-employment urine test. The lab tech told me I couldn't have more than 20 ounces of water up to an hour before the test, so I filled up a 20 oz bottle first thing in the morning and sipped on it up until an hour before the test to make sure I could go on demand. Normally, I drink nothing but water with a diet drink every now and then so I stay pretty hydrated. I was somewhat worried that the test might come back as diluted as my urine was very clear as it always is and sure enough my new employer refused to accept the results and are giving me one more chance to take it. Even though I consented to any other type of test they wanted to give me hair, blood, saliva the HR rep said that they only accept urine test results from company approved vendors and that a second diluted test would result in a terminated employment offer.
Drug Testing FAQs
Diluting Urine to Pass a Drug Test: flush, mask, adulterate
Many people who use drugs recreationally and have a drug test in the near future wonder if diluting the urine with water will help them to pass. This is the first question you should be asking if you are thinking of watering down your urine sample for a substance test. And the answer to it is yes. It is very easy for a lab to detect that you have added pure water to your sample before turning it in. Not only will you likely get caught, but watering down your urine sample before turning it in is next to impossible. Many testing facilities turn off their water faucets before administering drug tests, and the water in the toilet bowl is often dyed to show clearly that the urine has been tampered with. Other methods that people attempt for turning in a diluted specimen for testing is consuming a lot of water.
Diluting Urine to Pass a Drug Test
People will go to extremes to disguise their drug use. Whether it's a potential job applicant, an existing employee, or a rehab inpatient, adulteration is a reality of using drug tests. Thanks to advancements in clinical research, adulterated specimens can be instantly detected with easy-to-use adulteration strips. Some drug tests even provide built-in adulteration testing, so you never have to worry about being fooled by a cheater.
Can Pee be too diluted for a pregnancy test? If you received a negative result on a pregnancy test, try testing again using first morning urine, as this will have the most concentrated amounts of hCG. See Full Answer. How early pregnancy can be detected by urine test? Most doctors recommend that you wait until the first day of your missed period before taking a urine pregnancy test.