Collection: Workplace Saliva Drug Testing Kits

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Saliva drug test kits for employers

Oral fluid drug test kits are the most popular method of workplace drug testing for employers in the UK. Oral drug test kits for saliva offer the great advantages of easily observed sample collection and concentrates on identifying drugs currently "in the system" rather than older, historic drug exposure.

Workplace saliva drug test kits come in a variety of designs and combinations from a single drug, 6 drugs up to 13 drugs in each oral fluid drug test kit. For general screening our recommendation is 6 drugs per oral drug test, extending up to 13 drugs in safety-critical employment drug testing.

If you do not find the saliva drug test kits that you are looking for and need some help or advice on saliva drug tests or which workplace saliva drug and alcohol testing kits to use then contact us via website chat, e-mail our UK Drug Testing experts or telephone our customer service team during office hours on 01263 731 168 and they will be happy to help you.

What is a saliva drug test?

A saliva drug test, also known as an oral fluid drug test or mouth swab drug test, is a method used to detect the presence of various drugs or their metabolites in a person's saliva. This type of drug test is non-invasive and can be administered easily, typically by collecting a sample of saliva using a swab that is placed in the mouth for a few minutes.

Saliva drug tests are often used in various settings such as workplaces, schools, law enforcement, and healthcare facilities for drug screening purposes. They are particularly useful because they can detect recent drug use, usually within a few hours to a few days, depending on the substance.

The drugs that can be detected using an oral drug test kit include marijuana (THC), cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine, opioids (such as heroin and morphine), benzodiazepines, and many other substances. The accuracy of saliva drug tests can vary depending on several factors including the type of drug being tested, the sensitivity of the saliva drug test, and how the saliva (oral fluid) sample is collected and handled.

How long after a drug is taken can it be detected in saliva using an oral drug test kit

The detection window for drugs in a saliva drug test can vary depending on several factors including the type of drug, the frequency of use, the dosage, and individual metabolism. However, in general, saliva drug tests are capable of detecting recent drug use, typically within a few hours to a few days after consumption.

Here's a general guideline for the detection window of the most common drugs in saliva on an oral drug test:

  1. Cannabis Marijuana (THC): Usually only detectable on a saliva drug test for up to 4-12 hours after use, although may be shorter if fluid has been drunk.
  2. Cocaine: Detectable for approximately 1-2 days after use.
  3. Amphetamines and methamphetamine: Typically detectable for about 1-2 days after use.
  4. Opioids (such as heroin and morphine): Detectable for approximately 1-2 days after use.
  5. Benzodiazepines: Generally detectable for up to 1-2 days after use.

It's important to note that these are rough estimates, and individual factors can influence the detection window for drugs in oral fluid. For more detailed information on see our saliva drug test detection time table 

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