Information About THC Drug testing

By | September 27, 2010

There are different types of drugs, THC is one of them. THC is the main chemical in Marijuana drug, it stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the main psychoactive compound in Marijuana. Generally, drug tests find out the drugs and drug metabolites in the body. Screening an individual for metabolites of the Marijuana or THC is the part of the drug test. THC’s metabolites exist in the body even after the affects of the drug diminished.

Before THC metabolites leave the body through the urine, sweat and other body fluids, they stay in fat cells. There are some common drug tests such as urine, blood, hair,saliva and sweat tests. Urine test is the most common and inexpensive drug test among different drug tests.

Saliva drug test: Marijuana use or THC is detected by the saliva tests from 12 to 24 hours after consumption. This test is used to find out the recent use of Marijuana. THC metabolites can be found out by sweat drug test also.

Urine test: One can detect the metabolites of THC in urine sample after many days of consumption of drug. The detection period is longer, if it is long term use of drugs, it can be three weeks.

Blood test: Blood is taken as a sample for blood drug test to find out the presence of THC metabolites. If the person is a frequent user then THC metabolites are stored in blood sample. The detection period of THC can be about three weeks for long term users.

If a person is a frequent user of Marijuana then detection period of the hair test is approximately 90 days.

THC is the harmful chemical in the Marijuana drug, it can be found out in the body system by various drug tests.