This positive confirmation test includes a chain of custody form which you use to send the sample back to the lab for analysis of the sample. Simply fill out the form, include the sample collected using the provided kit, and provided pouch that comes with the kit to send the test to the lab. A medical review officer will verify each non-negative result and the final results will be available in 3-7 business days from the date the lab receives the saliva sample.
This 5 panel saliva drug test kit detects the recent use of up to five substances, such as THC, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates and PCP. It can be used at home to test family members whom you suspect to be using drugs, or in the workplace to ensure a drug-free workforce.
Cut Off Levels
Cannabinoids (THC) 4 ng/mL
Phencyclidine 10 ng/mL
Window of Detection
The saliva drug test detection times could vary depending on the drug that is being tested. Some drugs present themselves for just a few hours in the saliva while others might last for a few days. Drugs like marijuana and cocaine can be detected up to 24 hours after consumption, whereas, some drugs like amphetamines can be detected up to three days after consumption.
Although there is no requirement for drug testing companies to use specified cut-off points for detecting drugs, many follow the cut-off limits recommended by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Advantages of Saliva/Oral Drug Testing
- Saliva/Oral Drug Testing can be collected and tested on site with no intrusion of privacy.
- They are difficult to adulterate.
- They can detect a wide range of drug substances.
- They are able to indicate recent drug use for non-smoked drugs.
- They are suitable for workplace, compliance and forensic testing.
Disadvantages of Saliva/Oral Drug Testing
- Saliva/Oral Drug Testing offers small detection window.
- Drug concentrations may be low and subsequently difficult to analyze.
- Confirmatory analysis requires sensitive analytical facilities.
- Sample size is limited.
Terminologies: Chain of custody - refers to the procedures beginning at the time of collection to account for all handling and storage of each specimen. Confirmatory test - refers to the second laboratory procedure used to analyze a positive test result from a screening test. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is the only authorized confirmation test. Cutoff level - this is the concentration of a drug or drug metabolite in the saliva or other drug testing methods at which a specimen is considered positive. Medical Review Officer (MRO) - pertains to the licensed physician who is qualified to interpret and evaluate test results and other relevant medical information.