Are There LSD Drug Tests?

Paul Austin

This article answers the question: Can LSD be detected in a drug test?

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Is LSD Detectable In A Drug Test?

You recently ingested LSD, and you’re worried about possible detection in a drug test.

Maybe you’re on probation or maybe you have to take a drug test for a job.

LSD Drug Tests Happen For Three Reasons:

  • Mandated by probation

  • Obligation as part of a job

  • Military requirement

While it is wise to stay away from any illegal drug on probation, I understand certain opportunities occur from time to time. I don’t recommend actively seeking LSD out, however. There is too much risk if you are already on probation,

The good news?

LSD doesn’t show up on any run-of-the-mill drug tests.

None. Zero. Zilch.

Standard and cheap drug tests, like the ones governments and employers use, do not screen for LSD use. Due to the tiny amount of LSD needed to initiate a trip, detection in urine is near-impossible. Additionally, the body rapidly removes LSD, eliminating it within 24-48 hours.

However (and this is a BIG however’), there are certain urine tests that detect LSD (Note: hair tests cannot measure any amount of LSD):

  • Abuscreen - Screens whole blood, serum, urine, and stomach contents for LSD and its metabolites

  • EMIT - Different series of tests carried out to detect LSD, again measuring blood, serum, urine, and stomach

The catch?

To undergo these tests, an employer or probation officer must have certain suspicions that you used LSD.

Since you’re an intelligent user and you don’t go around broadcasting your experiments with psychedelics, the chances of getting ‘caught’ are about as high as LSD becoming legalized within the next 20 years.

LSD Drug Tests and the Military

According to Erowid, the online bible for responsible psychedelic use, parts of the military begin LSD drug tests in the early 2000s.

Per Erowid’s website: “…the Feb 18, 2008 Army Times reported that the Department of Defense has stopped most LSD testing military wide. Reportedly this was because only four positive LSD tests were found out of more than 2 million test conducted over a three year period [emphasis added]. This cost-benefit analysis resulted in the military ceasing LSD testing as part of their standard panel.”

LSD is also no longer included in the standard “DoD Illicit Drug Testing Panel”, as published in the “DoD Instruction 1010.16.”

For additional information on LSD drug tests, please review the following two resources:

Good Drugs Guide (typical propaganda bullshit about LSD use, but accurate information related to LSD urine tests and LSD hair tests)

Erowid on LSD


Happy tripping!


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