Oral Drug Tests10-panel oral drug tests can detect the presence of the following:
- Methaqualone (quaaludes)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
- Propoxyphene (Darvon)
Who Performs Oral Drug Tests?Businesses are most likely to conduct saliva tests. They may do so to test current staff or before hiring new employees. Although these tests can be performed routinely, they may be more likely to be conducted when an accident occurs or after an employee returns from an extended leave of absence. That said, oral drug tests are also becoming more common among law enforcement because they are less expensive and easier to perform than urine tests. They can often detect drug use sooner than a urine analysis can.
How Are Oral Drug Tests Administered?Performing an oral drug test is fast and simple. A swab that resembles a toothbrush or a big Q-tip is positioned between the cheek and lower gum for 2-3 minutes. After saliva is absorbed into it, it will reveal a positive or negative result in just minutes.
Why Are These Tests Effective?The accuracy of an oral drug test depends on several factors, but it should be very reliable if administered correctly. Moreover, the sample collection should be performed within the appropriate detection window, using a swab of good quality. If administered randomly, the person should not be given any time to potentially tamper with the results. If you are working at a company that often performs random drug testing, failing one of these tests could lead to significant trouble—often termination.
Common Oral Drug TestsIf you are seeking to test new or current employees, investing in one of the following drug screening kits might be a good option: SalivaConfirm™ Premium Saliva 5-Panel Drug Test – This test will identify the presence of amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, methadone, and opiates. 6-Panel Oratect® Saliva Drug Test – This tool will check for amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, PCP, methamphetamines, and opiates. SalivaConfirm™ 12-Panel Drug Test + ALC – This oral screening tool can detect the use of the following: