Dehydrated Vs. Frozen Vs. Synthetic Urine
urine has a short shelf life, so if you’re going to use it, it needs to be preserved in some way before you take the test. There are three ways to do this. You can use frozen urine, dehydrated urine, or synthetic urine. Here are the differences.
It’s common knowledge that the best way to pass a urine drug test is to substitute your own urine sample for one that’s clean and drug-free. There’s a bit more to it than that, though. For one thing, urine has a short shelf life, so if you’re going to use it, it needs to be preserved in some way before you take the test. There are three ways to do this. You can use frozen urine, dehydrated urine, or synthetic urine. What’s the difference? Here’s what you need to know.
Synthetic urine is designed to mimic the chemical makeup of real urine. It has all the same ingredients—chiefly uric acid—mixed together in a lab to have the same look and even the same smell as real human urine.
The problem is, more and more drug tests nowadays are designed to be able to tell real from synthetic urine. It may fool an on site test, but if there’s any doubt as to the veracity of your sample, it can be sent to a lab, where a much more thorough test will reveal it to be a fake.
Unlike synthetic urine, frozen samples are real, human urine, given by someone who can pass a drug test cleanly. However, the question is, when do they provide you with that sample, so that you can use it in your test?
At room temperature, urine is good for an hour or two, tops. If you refrigerate it below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, it can last up to 24 hours. Neither of those is a lot of time for substitution. However, a frozen sample can last much longer—anywhere from six months to a year. This makes it easier to prepare for a test in advance and keep samples on hand just in case.
>It does, of course, take time to thaw. And even then, it will be cold, whereas urine directly from your body will be warm. For this reason, particularly if you’re immediately handing the sample off to someone else, it’s necessary to have some sort of heating element to warm the sample up to the proper temperature. It’s also important to have something to measure the temperature with, to ensure that it’s not too warm or too cool.
The dehydrated variety is also real, human urine. All the moisture has been extracted, leaving you with a packet of powder that has the same chemical makeup as a regular urine sample. These dehydrated samples can last almost indefinitely, and be ready whenever you need them.
All you need to do is add a predetermined amount of distilled water to the powder. While the sample won’t be cold, like frozen urine, it will still be room temperature instead of body temperature, which means you still need a heating element to bring it up to temp.
All three of these methods can help you pass a drug test, but if you really want to be sure, it’s important to eschew synthetics and get real, human urine. Both frozen and dehydrated will pass either an on site or lab test and give you the results you need. When it comes to urine substitution, there’s really no substitute.