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FAQ Saliva drug tests
How accurate are the saliva drug testing kits ?
Modern onsite saliva drug testing kits are very accurate and effective around with between 95-99% accuracy compared to laboratory GCMS drug tests.
What are the detection windows for the drugs ?
Detection times for oral fluid testing ( saliva ) depend on the brand of drug test used and the drug tested , but as a general rule, drugs are usually only detectable on a saliva test, for up to 48 hours after last use. Cannabis and methdone have a very short detection period in saliva of about 12-14 hours.
Information on drug test detection times here
Is there is there any specific time that I should carry out the test ?
An oral drug test can be performed at any time of day but must be at least 20 minutes after the individual last ate, drank or smoked or put anything in their mouth.
How do you perform a saliva drug test with an test kit ?
The test is performed using a swab drug test kit that is then inserted into a container with an in built drug screen. You then get an individual result for each drug group tested. It is a screening test, and you would need to send a laboratory confirmation chain of custody urine drug test (this has to be sent away) to confirm any positive results, if you are performing the test in a workplace setting.
How long do the results take with a saliva drug testing kit ?
A saliva test kit is an instant near patient test which means you get the results within minutes of performing the test. If the result is negative you do not need to do anything else. If you are performing the drug test in a workplace setting you should then confrim all positive results using a laboratory confirmation chain of custody urine drug test (this has to be sent away)
I see you have a saliva test that shows if someone has had Cannabis within the last 12 hours, do you have these for other drugs such as Cocaine?
All the saliva drug testing kits have a shorter window of detection than the urine drug tests are are ideal for workplace drug testing where you wish to know if someone is under the influence of drugs while at work or if you need to establish if someone has appropriate levels to return to work if they have taken a drug. The window of detection for most drugs including Cannabis and Cocaine in saliva is about 12-14 hours.
Are there any swab or saliva drug test kits that detect drugs for longer periods ?
The simple answer is no. The detection times for drugs in saliva is very short when compared with urine drug testing kits.
Which oral drug and alcohol testing kits are best for the workplace?
The 12 in 1 oral fluid saliva drug & alcohol testing kit is the most comprehensive oral drug & alcohol test kit. It tests for 11 drugs plus alcohol on one test kit.