Oral fluid drug testing (the testing of saliva) is rapidly becoming the go-to process in regards to drug testing in the home or in the workplace. The tests can usually detect specimens that were active within previous days. When it comes to accuracy, oral fluid-based drug tests are just as accurate as urine tests. The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health states that oral drug testing can not only be used as a non-invasive alternative to testing blood, but can also be used as an alternative to urine testing when substitution or adulteration is suspected. The test itself enables one to employ random drug-testing programs, which are the most efficient form of drug testing. Here are some of the benefits:


  • ● Non-Invasive & Convenient — Simple, clean, accurate, and efficient. The testing of oral fluid has a benefit of being administered not only quickly, but also at any time and at any given place. This makes it ideal for on-site testing. Many countries use this method during police stops, and some states in the U.S. are considering it as well.
  • ● Dignity isn't compromised — Oral fluid testing is a dignified and secured method of collecting evidence. As opposed to other methods, those that are administered an oral drug test can be treated with dignity and respect, which in turn makes a good impression. Loved ones, especially families dealing with children or teenagers, may find this especially helpful. Small businesses that operate like families also prefer this method for testing their employees. It’s a less embarrassing testing method to adopt, and makes the process easier.
  • ● Efficient — The collection procedure takes 3-5 minutes, and is completely non-invasive. The person administering the oral fluid test does not have to wait or rely on the test-taker’s current ability to provide a specimen. The donor instead opens the sealed collection device, places it in his or her mouth, and the collector transfers the specimen into the transport tube. From there, the tube is shipped to the laboratory for testing of time. Benzodiazepines can last up to 21 days, and cannabinoids can last in urine up to 60 days.
  • ● Performed anywhere — Oral fluid drug testing programs provides a simple method to collect chain-of-custody drug screen specimens. These tests don’t require special facilities, and can minimize or even eliminate the fees for collection. This convenient method reduces scheduling issues and reduces wasted work time extensively. These tests can be administered in a small business office, a bedroom, or inside of/beside a car. Thanks to the simple and easy collection process, private bathrooms and gender specific administrators are no longer necessary. The samples are obtained and sealed within minutes.
  • ● Difficult to tamper — The collection process is directly monitored, which decreases the likelihood of the specimen being tampered with, or the use of adulteration products. An oral fluid test merely abolishes the risks evolved in adulteration. It’s almost impossible to mask the oral fluid samples when other drugs are consumed. The laboratory is able to report negative results on the same day of the test while positive results are sent out to be confirmed using GC/MS/MS. Those reports can take 2-3 days to receive.
  • ● Biohazard-Free — Office staff, or family members, don’t have to handle urine—which is classified as a biohazard by OSHA. No additional equipment or operator training is required. The test kid includes all needed components to administer the oral fluid test along with an instruction card to eliminate possible errors/mistakes.
  • ● Broad-Spectrum Testing — Oral fluid can be used to test for a plethora of drugs, including but not limited to marijuana, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and amphetamines—including Ecstasy. Some can be used to screen for Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, and Methadone. The laboratory can set up drug combinations and panels that work for any testing program. The confirmation of presumptive positive screens uses gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or GC/MS/MS.


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  • ● Alprazolam
  • ● Amphetamine
  • ● a-OH-Alprazolam
  • ● a-OH-Midazolam
  • ● a-OH-Triazolam
  • ● Benzoylecgonine
  • ● Buprenorphine
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  • ● Carisoprodole
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  • ● Fentanyl
  • ● Hydrocodone
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  • ● Nordiazepam