Can magic mushrooms be detected in a drug test?

Psilocybin Mushrooms and drug tests: Summary

The short answer is No!

Most of the standard drug test (either 5 or 7), done by various laboratories (usually for employment or other general use) do NOT test for Psilocybin or psilocin which are the psychoactive ingredient found in various magic mushroom products such as dried magic mushrooms, mushroom chocolate bars, microdose capsules, etc.

Because the body processes the mushrooms and their compounds relatively quickly, specific drug tests may need to take place promptly after ingestion for them to find any traces of the drug.

Please note that it is possible to specifically test for psilocybin or psilocin; however, this is very rare and is NOT part of the regular drug tests. When going for a drug test, they usually also tell you what is being tested for.

Magic Mushrooms and Urine Tests

Urinalysis is the most commonly used type of drug testing involved in common or everyday purposes, such as screening job applicants, and magic mushrooms won’t show up in them.

The most popular urine test is a 5-panel test. It usually detects:

  • THC (the psychoactive compound in marijuana)
  • Cocaine
  • PCP
  • Amphetamines
  • Opioids

Other screenings may include more panels, which involves testing for categories such as:

  • Barbituates
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • MDMA
  • Propoxyphene
  • Methadone
  • Methaqualone

Mushrooms generally won’t show up on a 5-panel test. Same goes for 8-, 10-, and 12-panel tests.

Other types of tests

In addition to urine, blood, hair, or saliva can also be used to test for certain drugs.

A hair test can detect drug use, including the use of mushrooms, from the last 90 days. However, this type of drug test isn’t very common due to the cost involved.

Mushrooms are metabolized too quickly to be detected by a blood or saliva test.