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Subject: drug testing
Category: Health
Asked by: deerob-ga
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Posted: 10 May 2003 17:39 PDT
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Question ID: 202171
i would like to know as much as possible about drug testing for
employement, specifically with regards to marijuana. what are the
common types of tests? how long does marijuana stay in the system (how
long can it be detected by testing?). what steps could be taken to
expedidite the removal of THC usage evidence from one's system, and
how? without intervention, after what period would one be "safe" after
using pot for common drug tests?
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Subject: Re: drug testing
Answered By: jackburton-ga on 11 May 2003 07:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
hi deerob!
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what are the common types of tests? 
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"The first and most popular is the Urine test. This procedure usually
involves you going into the bathroom and filling up a cup with your
urine. They either use a test card right then for immediate results or
send it away to a lab to get tested through a sophisticated gas
analyzer.
The second type of test is a Hair Follicle test. Hair testing is quite
accurate and can go back 6 months, showing all of the toxins you used
in a sort of timeline. Many people try to get around this by just
shaving their head. Know that they will go for your underarm, pubic,
leg or arm hair if you do not have the required 1/2 inch on your head.
The third type of test is a Blood test. Blood testing is usually
performed for serious employment positions or when you are applying
for insurance policies. This is expensive and not very common.
The fourth type of test is the Saliva test. This is not common and can
only detect toxins used 3-4 days prior. Insurance companies and law
enforcement agencies use this method most often..."
http://www.passyourtest.com/passtest.html
Click here for more info on tests:
http://www.urineluck.com/testing_info.cfm
Click here for the technical aspects of drug testing:
http://www.urineluck.com/technical_info.cfm
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how long does marijuana stay in the system (how long can it be
detected by testing?).
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"Marijuana is passed from the lungs to the blood stream, and while the
drug is freely floating in the body in sufficient quantity a high is
felt. Marijuana is liposoluble, meaning it absorbs into fat cells. The
drug is stored in the fat cells indefinitely untill the body burns the
fat cells for energy. When the cell is burned, the drug is metabolized
and released back into the blood stream. This is why marijuana can be
detected for 30 days after a substantial usage..."
http://www.urineluck.com/testing_info.cfm
"THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, is a by-product of marijuana metabolism in
the body. With just one smoke, it can be detected in urine for up to
3-5 days. With moderate use, 3 times per week it can be detected for
8-12 days and with heavy use (daily) the urine can test positive for
21-30+ days..."
http://www.wdxcyberstore.com/marthcscreen.html
"...Traces of THC can be detected by standard urine and blood tests
for about 2 days up to 11 weeks depending on the persons metabolism,
how much they smoked and how long they smoked. THC can be detected for
the life of the hair. Again, the sensitivity of the test ranges from
person from to person depending on many factors including the amount
of body fat, differences in metabolism, and how long and how much they
smoked."
http://www.teenhealthfx.com/answers/48.html
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what steps could be taken to expedidite the removal of THC usage
evidence from one's system,
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"Tips for Cannabis or "Marijuana".
The active ingredient in Cannabis THC, can NOT be tested for. Instead,
Cannabis metabolites are tested for that can remain in the body from 3
to 45 days, depending on the individual.
Frequency of use, metabolism, body weight, and amount of exercise all
determine the length of time Cannabis metabolites remain in the body's
fat tissue. 3 days for the occasional once a week or less, in-shape
user. Up to 45 days for the "extremely" over weight daily user.
This method "can" work for as little as 2 days after the last use, but
you "should" quit for at least 2 weeks. The night before the test
drink normal amounts of fluid, water, juice etc. (Not in excess. Don't
make yourself feel uncomfortable. It's the morning that's important.)
The morning of the test, eat a large, well diversified meal, drink at
least half gallon of water (2 liters) and urinate at least 3 times
before going for the test. Also take 50-100mg MAX. Vitamin B-2 found
in complex vitamins to re-yellow the urine (helps prevent accusations
of flushing). Give the clinic urine from MID-STREAM and do NOT give
them urine from the END of your urination (finish in the toilette)
(metabolites are known to settle in the bladder after periods of
rest). High quality Cranberry juice (NOT 'Ocean SprayŽ' etc. which is
mostly sugar and water) may also be consumed to help balance the PH
level of the Urine and increase frequency of Urination. Cranberry is a
Diuretic so if you are diuretic sensitive, consult your physician.
Golden Seal may be consumed for cocaine, meth, and opiates. Because
Cannabis metabolites are stored in fat tissue, Golden Seal will NOT
work for Cannabis users and may actually have an adverse effect on
drugs tests for Cannabis. Golden Seal causes the body to "flush" the
blood of all newly secreted Cannabis metabolites from fat into the
urine. You want as few metabolites in the urine as possible at the
time of urinalysis. Golden Seal cannot remove the metabolites from the
fat tissue itself. (Note: Rumors have it that some companies are now
testing for Golden Seal in urine samples. Golden Seal is a LEGAL
health/nutrition supplement and positive tests for it will NOT stand
in a court of law.).
For frequent drug testers a high fiber diet is recommended. Foods high
in fiber (NOT meat & dairy) absorb Cannabis metabolites more quickly
and secrete the majority (Not all) thru the feces bypassing the
urinary track."
http://www.nontesterslist.com/nontesters/drugtest.html 
"...Hair leaves the best trail or track, but hair drug test will only
go back as long as your hair is. Let me explain; hair grows at about
1/64 inch per day. So if you have two inches of hair you will have
approximately a 128 day history. You can not test what is not there.
You can only go back 6 to 8 months if your hair is that long. NOW.
Many companies say they will CLEAN your hair. WRONG!!  For a simple
example, consider hair to be like a plant. If that plant is grown in a
toxic environment it will grow with this toxin or toxins as part of
its molecular structure and makeup. You CAN NOT change what it is made
of and you CAN NOT remove or clean a portion of this molecular
structure which would be the toxins it is made of.  YOU CAN ONLY SOAK
AND MASK. Some companies also say they can clean your hair forever. 
WRONG.  Your skin which is actually your fatty tissue is where most
toxins are stored. When your body gives of skin oil or sweat your are
releasing toxins that will touch and be absorbed back into your hair.
Now you are toxic again. Also you must be very careful after masking
toxins in your hair that you do not contaminate your hair before the
test. DO NOT use a comb, brush or towel that has not been thoroughly
cleaned with hot water, soap and bleach. Especially if it is THC or
nicotine as they are oil based toxins. Also do not apply any hair gels
or hair spray and do not blow dry. This will weaken the treatment.
Hair drug test shampoo treatments should not cost more than  about
$40.00 per treatment...FOR  FURTHER  QUESTIONS  AND  ANSWERS CALL: 
1-877-345-5555.."
http://www.passthedrugtest.com/information.htm
DETOX PROGRAMS
"...In order to cleanse the body of all toxins you must go through a
four to six day program involving a special diet, regulated fluids,
daily supplements, and a final detoxifying solution. The program comes
with precise, user-friendly instructions and you are free to contact
our customer support 24 hours a day if you have any questions. Also
included with the program are two bonus self-tests of your choosing to
insure that your results will be clear..."
http://www.passyourtest.com/types.htm 
Here some other sites that also offer detox programs/products:
http://www.drugtest-solutions.com/
http://www.marijuana-detox.com/
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how? without intervention, after what period would one be "safe" after
using pot for common drug tests?
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" It depends on the amount you use and the frequency of use. If you
are an occasional user, you may be free of it in 10 to 30 days. If you
are a chronic user, it could take 60 to 90 days..."
http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/AnswerSPOT/AlcoholDrugs/ArchiveJan%20'02-Nov%2002/AD_Arch_0053.htm
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Related links:
Compnies that drug test:
http://TestClean.com/dtcompanies/entercompany.cfm
Marijuana Anonymous (phone: 1.800.766.6779)
http://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/
National Institute of Drug Abuse
http://www.nida.nih.gov/MarijBroch/Marijteens.html
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TIDBIT -
"Do you want to give yourself an alibi for testing positive for
Marijuana?  Eat products containing Hemp Seeds, they cause
false-positives for Marijuana! Hemp Seed is a complete protein and
there are companies that sell healthy foods that contain Hemp Seed.
Just tell your accuser the reason why you tested false-positive is
that you have consumed LEGAL products containing Hemp Seed since you
DO NOT USE ILEGAL DRUGS!"
http://www.geocities.com/socialspit/testing.htm
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I hope you find this information helpful!
regards,
jack
deerob-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
excellent and thurough, thanks!

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