Testing Methods for Cocaine Use
Experts use several methods to detect cocaine. The tests detect benzoylecgonine, which is a marker for cocaine.
An inexpensive test for cocaine is done via a urine sample. This test can detect cocaine use within the past seven days, as well as long-term use of the drug. Positive triggers for the test are 300 ng/ml. If someone tests positive for cocaine, they may take another test to confirm. However, the new positive level is 150 ng/ml the second time they take the test. Multiple stories about persons beating cocaine tests are provided on the internet. These methods include, such as attempting to switch urine samples with another person or drinking large amounts of water before the test. None of the methods is foolproof.
Many employers use a saliva test for drug screening. Cocaine testing via the saliva sample can detect very recent drug use and give results much quicker than a urine test. Professionals consider this test more accurate than others because it will determine whether an individual has snorted, smoked or swallowed an illegal substance up to 72 hours previously. The downside to saliva testing is that the 72-hour window of consumption is all that the test will detect.
A small sample of hair close to the scalp is taken to determine cocaine use. The standard hair follicle screening covers about 90 days prior, but the information is dependent upon hair growth. You can collect hair from several body areas if no hair is found on the head. Most considered hair testing more accurate than urine testing to determine low but steady drug use over extended periods. Drugs get into hair via metabolites that the human body processes. As the drugs and metabolites circulate through the system, they enter the hair follicles.
Blood tests are the most invasive method of cocaine testing. They perform blood tests in a medical laboratory. Small amounts of cocaine may appear via blood sample for 48 hours after use. Although many users attempt to thwart these drug tests, they are often effective. People who habitually use cocaine tend to become addicted. Cocaine use can be the reason for many negative consequences in a person’s life, job loss being just one example. If this is your situation, you may be paying too high a price to use cocaine. Treatment to get clean and start a sober, productive lifestyle is readily available. Acqua Recovery Center has cutting-edge programs to intervene and treat cocaine addiction. Addiction research has confirmed the co-occurring mental health disorders that often underlie addictive behaviors. Recovery coaches and Psychotherapists are available to evaluate and counsel those needing treatment for cocaine addiction. We perform medicated detox under the care of a physician. Don’t wait to renew your future. Call [Direct] today to learn more about treatment options.
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