Pyridinium Chlorochromate As a Urine Adulterant

Besides simple household chemicals, more sophisticated substances are advertised commercially as adulterants for urine drug tests. Wu et al. (13) reported that the active ingredient of Urine Luck is 200 mmol/L of pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC). The authors reported that Urine Luck caused a decrease in response rate for all EMIT II drug screens and for the Abuscreen morphine and THC assays. In contrast, Abuscreen amphetamine assay produced a higher response rate, and no effect was observed on the results of BE and PCP. This adulteration of urine did not alter GC-MS confirmation of methamphetamine, BE, and PCP. However, apparent concentrations of opiates and THC were reduced.

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