What happens if a urine sample is diluted?

Posted by Amelia on December 22, 2022
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    A urine sample is a very important part of any drug test. While not all tests require a urine sample, the standard method of testing for most substances is to use urine as the specimen. This means that if you want to pass your drug test, you need to make sure your urine doesn't contain anything that would trigger a positive result if tested. One way people try to beat this system is by diluting their urine sample before submitting it to the lab or testing facility where they're being tested. However, while this may seem like an effective strategy on its face, it's actually not as effective as many people thinkā€”and besides that, there are other reasons why you shouldn't try this approach if you want a clean test outcome!

    Urine samples are tested for specific gravity as part of drug testing.

    Specific gravity is a measure of density. It's been used to determine how much water is in the urine sample, and can be used to detect dilution of urine samples.

    Urine samples are tested for specific gravity as part of drug testing because it can be used as an indicator of whether or not someone has diluted their sample with water or other fluids (such as Gatorade).

    If a urine sample is too dilute, it may be diluted intentionally by the subject to try to beat a drug test.

    Dilution is the process of adding water or other substances to urine in order to make it appear less concentrated. This can be done intentionally by a subject who knows they will be taking a drug test, or unintentionally if someone drinks too much fluid before providing a sample.

    The most common way dilution is used to try to beat a drug test is by adding large amounts of clean water into the sample provided by the subject. However, this type of manipulation has its limitations: labs have equipment that detects how much liquid has been added and will reject samples if they're too diluted (or "watery").

    Diluted urine can be detected by the testing lab.

    The testing lab will look for an unusually high specific gravity (the concentration of minerals in urine). They may also test for signs of tampering. If they detect that your test sample has been diluted, they will invalidate the results and not report them to the court.

    The results of a diluted urine sample will be invalidated.

    If you take a urine sample and it's diluted, the lab will know. A diluted sample is considered invalid and will be rejected by the testing facility. You'll receive notification that your test was invalidated, which means you can't use it to determine if you're allowed to drive or not.

    If this happens to you, don't panic! The good news is that most states allow people who fail an initial drug test due to dilution (as opposed to actual use) another chance at passing their drug test before they lose their license or other privileges like driving school or probationary periods for new drivers under 21 years old with no previous DUI convictions within 5 years' time frame before taking tests again with higher levels of THC being detected than what was originally used during initial screening process where some states require only 2 nanograms per milliliter whereas others go up as high as 20 ng/ml depending on individual state laws regarding allowable concentrations limits set forth by legislators during legislative sessions held annually throughout nation's history since 1970s when first laws were written into place regarding driving under influence offenses committed against innocent victims who lost lives because individuals chose

    Diluted urine helps users beat drug tests but is only effective if undetected.

    If a urine sample is diluted, it's not necessarily because the subject was trying to cheat. Dilution can happen accidentally and unintentionally, especially if someone drinks too much water before they go in for their drug test.

    The most common way that dilution is detected is through measuring specific gravity (SG). SG measures how concentrated or dilute your urine is compared to pure water at room temperature. If your SG reading falls below 1.005 (normal range), then there's a good chance that your sample has been tampered with or diluted by some other means than just drinking lots of liquids before coming into the lab for testing.


    As you can see, diluting urine is not a good idea. It's easy to detect and will invalidate the results of your drug test. If you have questions about how to beat a drug test or what happens if it comes back negative due to dilution, give us a call today!

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