What's the duration of drug presence in urine
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Time limits within which the drug can be detected are explained below due to upper and lower boundaries. The period of time during which a metabolite or drug can be detected in urine is dependant of the mentioned aspects:
- Frequency of Usage and amount of a single dosage: the detection level when non-regular, single and small dosages are taken is lower. Long-term and regular usage commonly means that detection level is at the upper boundary or somewhere near.
- Metabolism activeness: People whose metabolic rate is lower have detection timing that is longer than normal.
- Body weight: Actually, person's metabolic rate becomes lower when body weight is increased, and thus longer detection timing is promoted. Besides, marijuana's main component THC and PCP appear to promote fat storing in obese people. Regular addicts, people, who don't care much of physical exercises, and people who possess great fat concentration in the organism are exposed to longer detection possibility for PCP and THC.
- Age: Actually, person's metabolic rate becomes lower with age, and thus longer detection timing is promoted.
- Drug toleration: Addict's organism usually processes a harmful substance quicker when toleration to drug is fleshed out.
- Urine pH: Drug detection timing can be effected by urine pH. Commonly, the urine with high concentration of acids promotes shorter timing.
- Footnote: In several rare cases, addicts can receive positive results longer than expected, this happens when the usage is regular and long-term, when an individual has increased body weight, or when an addict has slow metabolic rates due to some health problems.