The first part of this article examined the creative ways in which some individuals try to beat a drug test. In order to beat cheaters at their own game, it is important to know what you’re looking for in terms of a urine sample that is not right. Labs primarily look at two things when confirming the validity of a urine specimen: creatinine, which is present in all urine; and specific gravity, the urine’s density.
There are three main categories of actions designed to defeat the cheater: precautions, validity testing, and consequences.
Precautions can take place before, during and even after the donor voids a sample. The test administrator plays a key role in this process. This person’s job is to ensure the dignity of the donor during the testing process, but also to guarantee the integrity of the sample that will be tested. This includes making it as difficult as possible for would-be cheaters to get away with cheating.