Can You Tell The Difference Between Male And Female Urine During Drug Testing?


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Although it is possible to tell the difference between male and female urine, this is not routinely checked in a standard employment drug test.

If there are any suspicions, then the laboratory will run a more-thorough screening or supervise you whilst you give a sample.

If you are taking an army recruitment test or are being screened by a probation officier then the tests they carry out will be much more substantial.

Can you tell the difference between male and female urine?

A standard employment drug test looks for the following ten substances;

  • Amphetamines.
  • Barbiturates.
  • Benzodiazepines.
  • Cannabinoids.
  • Cocaine.
  • Methadone.
  • Methaqualone.
  • Opiates.
  • PCP.
  • Propoxyphene.
The tests look for these substances by monitoring certain factors in the urine sample, which are: Metabolites, PH level, creatine, specific gravity, certain oxidants and excessive nitrates.
None of these can determine the gender of an individual.

Testing for other factors in the sample is not economical, so most employers do not do so, unless it is for an army or other job which requires a high level of security clearance.

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