A safe and drug-free workplace has emerged as one of the priorities for employers worldwide, especially in the US. As a result of the same, today, employers encourage their employees to take various types of drug tests using different specimens. Oral fluid or saliva drug testing is one of the most popular and fastest ways to detect the presence of drug in the body. At MedWay Onsite Health Services (OHS), we provide quick and accurate oral fluid testing or saliva testing services to employers and individuals. Everything right from specimen collection to their analysis and results processing is performed by certified experts. This helps us ensure accuracy and speed as demanded in many critical cases.
Oral fluid drug testing utilizes oral fluid samples to detect drug traces in the body. This is one of the most popular, yet non-intrusive types of drug testing because the saliva can be easily collected from a person. The sample collection device is placed inside the mouth of the person in presence of a certified administrator. The sample thus collected is examined for different drugs. It is ideal for detecting immediate drug use and not recommended for historical drug use testing.
We provide both onsite and laboratory-based services and have adopted stringent quality measures to ensure the appropriateness of the results.
There are several benefits of saliva drug testing, which makes them popular among employers.
The saliva-testing detection time is usually 24-72 hours. It may not be suited for detecting long-term overdose or substance abuse problems. In most cases, the drugs can be detected within 30-60 minutes of ingestion. This short detection period makes it suitable for reasonable suspicion, as well as post- accident testing performed immediately after the accident.
The saliva specimen requires no major handling procedures and the disposal of this specimen is not a major issue unlike other bodily fluids or specimens collected during drug and alcohol testing.
Yes, it does cross-react with medications. The enzyme-immunoassay antibodies (EIA) are used to test the saliva, and may cross-react with certain types of medications and produce false-positive results. This is why we also perform liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry, also known as LC-MS-MS to confirm the results.
Yes, saliva drug testing is ideal for all types of drug testing purposes including:
In addition to these drugs, it can be used to detect the presence of the following drugs:
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