What is Lab-based Oral Fluid Testing?

Oral Fluid Testing is an innovative testing method that is quicker, more reliable, and less intrusive than urine testing methods. Testing 15-20 employees can take approximately an hour with urine drug testing methods, while that same number can be done in 15 -20 minutes using an Oral Fluid collection device. Cheating techniques that are common in urine testing are eliminated with Oral Fluid as the collections are observed and dilution tactics and adulteration products are ineffective. 

How does it differ from urine testing?

Oral Fluid provides a "blood-equivalent" result because it measures molecules similar to those found in blood plasma.


With oral fluid, it is possible to actually test for the parent drug itself and not just a metabolite of that drug.  This makes it possible to detect recent drug use more accurately than urine testing, which detects only metabolites.  


The legalization of marijuana has created challenges for businesses and the ability to maintain the integrity of their "drug-free" work programs.  Workplaces need an alternative that is best suited to identifying current or more recent use as an indicator of being "under the influence".  Oral fluid testing provides that answer detecting very recent use that urine can sometimes miss.



What drugs can oral fluid test for?
Benefits of Oral Fluid Testing
  • Amphetamine

  • Methamphetamine (including Ecstasy)

  • Cocaine

  • Opiates

  • Marijuana (THC)

  • Phencyclidine

  • Barbiturates

  • Benzodiazepines

  • Methadone

  • Collections are always observed to eliminate tampering

  • Dilution and adulteration tactics prove ineffective

  • Simple 5-minute collection, just swab, snap and seal

  • No embarrassment for the donor or collector ​

We use only laboratories certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the industry's benchmark certification program.