Substance Abuse Testing – also known as drug screening involves the use of specialized techniques, kits, machines and procedures for the detection of one or more illegal and/or prescribed substances in the urine, blood, saliva, hair, or sweat. Drug abuse screening usually involves an initial screening test followed by a second test that identifies and/or confirms the presence of a drug or drugs. In general, testing detects substances not usually found in the human body, with the exception of certain hormones and steroids measured as part of sports testing.
The cutoff limits are set in accordance with Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs that were developed by SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
What is Kratom?
Kratom (also known as Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree from Indonesia whose leaves produce a psychoactive effect. The leaf of the kratom tree is known to produce a full spectrum of typical opioid effects which can range from stimulation to sedation, and even both in some cases. As a recreational drug, the leaves are chewed or drank as a tea to elevate mood (as a euphoriant) and enhance physical endurance. Kratom contains a chemical called mitragynine. Mitragynine works like opioid drugs such as codeine and morphine to relieve pain.
Does Kratom Show Up On A Drug Test?
The effects of Kratom usually begin around 10 to 15 minutes after using the drug. The effects of a small dose of kratom can last for around two hours, and with higher doses, effects may last as long as eight hours. Kratom urine testing kits can quantitatively detect presence of Mitragyninen the active ingredient in Kratom using advanced liquid chromatography ( tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to provide definitive test results. However, kratom does not show up on many standard drug tests like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA-5, but there are some kratom alkaloids that can be detectable on certain drug tests, such as urine or blood tests.
Can Kratom Make You Fail a Drug Test?
Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia have all banned kratom This means that you can fail a drug test for kratom if you use the plant and you are tested in this places for the presence of Mitragyninen .