Kratom Drug Tests – What to Know About Risks, False Positives, and Legality Posted by Lyndon Reys 0 Comment Are you worried that you might face unwanted consequences from a kratom drug test? Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa korth) is a tropical tree from Southeast Asia. Its leaves contain chemicals that can have mind-altering effects. In the U.S., kratom is often marketed as a legal herbal drug, sold in powder and capsule forms, and sometimes marketed as a dietary supplement. Some people use it as an alternative treatment for conditions. Kratom is not an opiate, although they have certain similarities. 4 min 14 June, 2014 Top 10 Effects Of Kratom Kratom is a very versatile herb that can be used both as a stimulant or as a sedative, depending on the dose and type of leaf. 4 min 7 November, 2013 Need To Pass A Drug Test? Sweat It Out! Before exploring how long kratom stays in the system of a user, it’s valuable to understand exactly how kratom works. Since it is such a new introduction in the U.S. market, a lot of people have misconceptions about kratom, or simply don’t know much about it. There has yet to be an industry standard implemented for the detection of Kratom(Mitragyna speciosa) use via urinalysis. There exist multiple methods for the detection of Kratom use but research in this area is in it's infancy and much needs to be learned. Detection times are unknown for most methods of detection in common use at this time. SWIdr has heard that kratom use can cause false positives in UA tests for oxymorphine, but it is controversial (sp?). Still SWIdr believes You should be fine because if his memory serves him right, kratom does act upon the opiate receptors. But this is NOT solid fact, so You should keep doing research on this subject. Kratom DOES come up on drug tests. So I'm just putting this out there so that no one else ends up in my position. I go to court order drug counseling, which requires weekly drug tests. Detect presence of the kratom alkaloid mitragynine, which has both stimulant and opioid effects Methodology Initial presumptive testing by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS) at a testing threshold of 1.0 ng/mL; presumptive positives confirmed by definitive liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS) at a testing threshold of 1.0 ng/mL Drug tests are not designed to reveal Kratom. In most workplaces, standard drug test panels only test for cannabinoids, cocaine, amphetamines, and opiates. Studies related to Kratom are still in their initial stages, and most people still consider Kratom as a medicinal herb. So, Kratom stays within our system with maximal efficacy for around six hours. How long does it take, to take out Kratom from your system? Understanding the elimination half-life of Kratom in humans has recently been studied in a group of males who appeared to have Kratom abused for around two years.