Saliva testing is a minimally-invasive, fast and reliable way to test for illicit drugs. This type of testing is best at detecting recent drug use. Some drugs take time to pass through the system or grow into hair. Using an oral test can detect drug abuse almost immediately after drug use, making it ideal for almost any screening you conduct.
- This test is done by obtaining a small buccal sample under direct supervision of the collector, which decreases the chance of a donor altering the sample.
- Easy collection and fast turnaround. Testing is performed the day it arrives at the lab, with negative screening results reported the same day. Positive results are confirmed, reviewed, and typically reported within 72 hours of receipt.
- Oral testing is considered a minimally-invasive, easy-to-use method that can be used for pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and post-accident testing.