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LSD Drug Testing
Of all the hallucinogens, LSD is the most potent known to man. Taken orally, it takes as little as 25 micrograms or 0.000025 grams of LSD to produce rich and vivid hallucinations in the user.
While it is possible to test one’s urine for LSD, the very tiny amounts involved makes detection very difficult. There is also the fact that it is rapidly removed from the body, usually within 24-48 hours.
LSD Drug Tests
Standard and cheap drug tests do not usually screen for LSD. But if it is specifically requested, there are a number of tests which can be performed to detect LSD in the body. Note that these tests tend to be more expensive than your basic drug testing process.
- Abuscreen. This is a series of RadioImmunoAssay (RIA) tests developed by Roche Diagnostic Systems. One of these tests is used to screen whole blood, serum (blood), urine and stomach contents for LSD and its metabolites.
- EMIT. Standing for Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique, EMIT is also a series of tests that can be done to detect LSD and its metabolites in serum and urine. It is a product of Syva Corporation.
Passing an LSD Drug Test
It is but natural for drug users to find ways to pass a drug test. In the case of LSD users, there isn’t much to worry about. The NIDA-recommended basic tests do not run an LSD assay, unless whoever wants them tested specifically asks for it, and orders the more expensive and exhaustive tests enumerated above.
But just because LSD is hard to detect doesn’t mean you can use it whenever you please. The drug, after all, carries with it harmful effects that include increased blood sugar, rapid heart rate, lowered body temperature, nausea, impaired judgment, acute anxiety and depression. There is also the ever-present danger of a “bad trip”, as well as of “flashbacks”. Addiction to LSD also takes a toll on your personal life, whether it puts you at risk of losing your job or interfering with your personal relationships.
Help for LSD addicts
There are LSD rehabilitation centers and LSD treatment programs located in various cities across the country. Staffed by professionals specifically trained to help drug addicts, these centers are just about the only effective way for anyone to break free from the bonds of addiction and move on to a drug-free and sober life.
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