Laboratory reports synthetic urine use on the rise

The use of synthetic urine in the workplace is on the rise in Hawaii.

That’s according to Diagnostic Laboratory Services.

The medical testing lab says synthetic urine use rose 50 percent in the past year.

New formulas of synthetic urine are advertised online as being undetectable by labs so that could explain the increase in use.

But back in 2010, the lab developed a test to detect the use of synthetic urine.

“So yeah, they’ll try anything. In the business I’ve been in for more than 30 years, I’ve seen just about anything from bribery to self-catheterization to bringing in whatever they think might work,” Diagnostic Laboratory Services’ Carl Linden said.

The company says marijuana use is also up by 33 percent since last year.


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