Does kratom show up on a drug test? This is a question many users and potential users ask. While kratom alkaloids bind to the same brain receptors as an opiate, the alkaloids present in kratom are structurally different from opiates. Therefore, they will not cause you to test positive on an opiate drug test.
It is possible to undergo a kratom drug test for kratom alkaloids. However, due to kratom’s legal status, it is hardly ever tested for. That may change if kratom’s legal status were to change, but for now, it is highly unlikely that you will have to undergo kratom urine testing or a kratom blood test.
What makes it even less likely is that testing for the presence of kratom is currently a very expensive undertaking. A kratom drug test costs a lot of money to run, so it hardly ever happens. Standard drug tests will not look for kratom.
Could Kratom Cause a False Positive?
A false positive is when you test positive for a drug you didn’t take. There are many different reasons you could falsely test positive but kratom probably isn’t one of them. It’s extremely unlikely that you’ll have a false positive from taking kratom, as the alkaloids in kratom aren’t present in any drugs that are often tested for.
Some prescription medications can cause a false positive though, so it’s important to be open with drug testing administrators about what you have in your system before you take the test.