Update: If you’re a parent looking to buy a Spice drug test, click here.
How It Would Work
Once the metabolite has been identified relative to Spice, drug testing companies need only to look for this metabolite in the sample in order to detect usage of the drug.
In regards to substances such as K2 and Spice, those compounds are believed to be JWH-018 and JWH-073.
It would be relatively easy for drug testing companies to begin testing for Spice. With the scrutiny of the Federal government and the concern over health problems and dangers posed with these drugs, testing for Spice will surely available soon.
Update on Spice and Drug Tests
The following labs offer testing for the synthetic cannabis compounds present in substances like Spice and K2.
- Confirm BioSciences – Their Premium Marijuana Urine Test kit will detect the JWH-018, JWH-019 & JWH-073 Metabolite metabolites along with traditional marijuana.
- Dominion Diagnostics – Offers testing to detect JWH-018 and JWH-073 metabolites via an UPLC/MS/MS assay.
- NMS Labs – Testing either in development or currently available.
Military Drug Testing and Spice
There’s a lot of buzz about military drug testing for Spice. The best advice is to avoid using these substances both for your safety and because the tests either currently or will soon test for Spice. The technology is there to detect usage of Spice and if the Air Force, Marines, Army, etc aren’t using it currently they will be soon. Online comments and chatter indicate currently that some tests include testing for Spice and others do not.
Spice Photo provided by Schorle.
Sources and More Info
- Synthetic Cannabis – Wikipedia entry related to Spice, K2, and other products using synthetic marijuana
- Airforce Starts Drug Testing for Spice – News report from Military.com
- Confirm BioSciences – Information on their Premium Marijuana drug test that can detect Spice, K2, etc.
- Hair Follicle Testing – General information on hair follicle drug tests.
- Swab Drug Testing – General information on swab / saliva drug tests.
- GNC Products to Pass a Drug Test – A guide to detox products sold at GNC for passing drug tests.