Kratom & Drug Screening

Kratom & Drug Screening

Kratom & Drug Screening Does Mitragyna speciosa (Kratom) show up on drug tests.

General tests

The Nida 5 is one of the most commonly administered drug screens used by employers. NIDA 5 pertains to the five drugs of abuse specified to be tested in relation to a drug free workplace, by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The NIDA 5 is comprised of Cannabinoids or marijuana (THC), phencyclidine (PCP), opiates (OPI), amphetamines(AMP), and cocaine (COC).

The NON-NIDA 7 panel additionally tests for barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. The NON-NIDA 10 panel is the most common extensive test for all the drugs mentioned above, but in addition, it will test for methadone, propoxyphene, and methaqualone.

Does Kratom show up on a drug test?

For all the general tests, and extensive versions of these tests, no. All natural 100% Kratom will not show up on the standard drug tests. A NIDA 5 (tests most commonly used) and even the extended 10-panel urine test will both show negative if Kratom was taken. This is the case when taking kratom alone, with no opioid pain medication or drugs.

Why doesn’t Kratom show up?

Kratom is a plant called Mitragyna Speciosa, kratom doesn’t have the same chemical makeup as illegal narcotics, which may be synthesized. Since Kratom is all natural, the only way for it to show up on a drug test, is if the drug test was specifically designed to target a specific alkaloid contained in Kratom.

Will it show up on another type of test?

Yes, there is a specific test designed to detect Mitragynine residue and its metabolite in urine. The only lab I could find advertising this test was Redwood Toxicology Laboratory. A representative from their company told me that they only test for Government or Federal agencies.

Why would a company employer test for Kratom?

Companies won’t have reason to test for Kratom in most states and Europe where it is legal, unless it has been banned.
Kratom has been banned in Alabama, Arkansas, California (only San Diego), Florida (only Sarasota County), Indiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Additionally Thailand, Australia, Burma, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Malaysia, Romania, Sweden, Myanmar and Vietnam are among the countries that have banned Kratom.

Would it show up as a false positive?

Mitragynine and other alkaloids found in Kratom have never been known to show up as a false positive. False positives are generally caused by medication or supplements and/or foods. Pseudoephedrine and Ibuprofen are medications that have affected test outcomes, along with poppyseed bagels testing positive for opiates. If you are consuming medication or foods that could affect your results, let the person conducting the test know. As long as Kratom is the exclusive substance taken, there’s no reason for a false positive.

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