Oral fluids testing is gaining popularity with many programs that require easy, gender-neutral specimen collection combined with the accuracy of lab testing, and no room to tamper while the donor is trying to produce in a non-direct monitor area and away from a collector inside a restroom.

Features & Benefits:

  • Highly customizable test panel options covering a range of licit and illicit drugs.
  • Non-invasive, gender-neutral collections with no exposure to the specimen.
  • Better recent-use indicator than urine.

Protection against sample adulteration and tampering.

  • Collection device provides better THC recovery and stability; the volume indicator guarantees sufficient collections (99% accuracy).
  • Fast turn-around time from receipt of specimen compares to UA.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

How do I know the oral fluid drug testing solution is right for my agency? 

Oral fluid drug testing is easily used in a variety of testing areas: Federal & State Corrections, Clinics & Hospitals, Methadone Clinics, Federal, State & County Probation, Counseling Centers, Physician Offices, Federal Halfway Houses, Drug Courts, Behavioral Health, Jails & Detention Centers, Rehabilitation & Treatment, Child & Family Services, Mental Health and Schools & Universities.

What are the testing and confirmation methodologies? 

Specimens collected with the oral fluid collection device are sent to our partner lab for screening by enzyme immunoassay (EIA)or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Positive screens, other than methadone, are confirmed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). The analytical methods used by RTL for the detection of drugs of abuse are scientifically accepted and approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. –

What are the oral fluid drug detection times? 

The drug detection times in oral fluid closely parallel those in blood. In general, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Opiates, Cocaine/Benzoylecgonine, Methadone, and PCP can be detected for up to 48 hours following use. Parent THC (marijuana) can be detected in oral fluid for up to 24 hours or longer.

I suspect that my donor just used a substance of abuse, how long should I wait before collecting the specimen? 

Depending on the drug and dosage, drugs may be detected in oral fluid in as little as a few minutes or up to approximately 2 hours from the time of use.

Why are the drug levels in oral fluids lower than those in urine? 

Oral fluid levels largely correlate with the amount of drug in the blood (dependent on the saliva/plasma ratio for each drug). Higher drug and drug metabolite levels are found in urine because they are concentrated by the kidneys during the excretion process.

How long does the lab store the oral fluid specimen?

Our partner laboratory stores positive oral fluid specimens for six (6) months in frozen storage. Negative specimens are kept for 48 hours.

Is oral testing accepted for regulated drug testing job positions?

Oral fluid is not yet approved for regulated drug testing. Urine is the only accepted specimen type for the federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforce. … Additionally, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has signalled that it supports regulatory changes that help to improve transportation safety

What is a regulated drug test?

A regulated drug test typically involves a urine or alcohol collection performed for specific agencies categorized as “safety-sensitive” workplaces because of the potential influence of their job on public safety. Safety-sensitive workplaces fall under the Health and Human Services (HHS) or Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) testing authority, or are part of one of the following agencies under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT):

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Motor Carrier Service Administration (FMCSA)
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

 

Note:*articles on this blog/newsletter are for informational purposes only , articles does not represent any opinion of our company in regards of the subject and do not constitute medical advice,source article from partner’s laboratories, information not guarantee in the events of errors.