An absorbent collection device is placed in the mouth and the saliva collected is screened for drugs of abuse. Samples are checked to verify the saliva is human and undiluted. It is important to note that Omega's oral fluid drug testing is a completely laboratory-based process.
Is a Saliva Drug Screen the best test for me?
Saliva drug tests are a great option if you want the added convenience of not having to deal with urine, would like a closer detection period, and would like to watch the patient take the drug test. Saliva tests are very difficult to fake, making it a great alternative if suspected tampering with urine tests has happened in the past. The detection window period is also smaller, so you are able to detect more recent usage of an illicit substance.
When you utilize a Saliva Drug Screen from HELIX DIAGNOSTIC, you can expect the following benefits:
99 % Accuracy
Easy to use and easy to read results
Rapid results in 5 min or less
Individually sealed in an air-tight pouch
Detects more recent usage
Saliva drug screens are for forensic use only. They are less invasive and provide additional security since they are not able to be tampered with like urine drug screens. You will be able to attain results in only a matter of minutes. In the case when someone has a “shy bladder,” a saliva drug screen is a great way to still be able to provide a test.