Understanding Oral Swab (Mouth Swab) Drug Test
What is a Mouth Swab Drug Test? (Oral Swab Drug Test)
The Oral Swab, or Mouth Swab Drug test is a reliable testing method used to perform drug screening. The Oral Swab test from 12 Panel Now will detect 10 different substances of abuse based on a saliva sample. The testing process is simple and results are displayed in a few minutes.
Due to the rising issue of falsifying urine Drug Tests, an Oral Swab saliva test provides a more secure method of testing that is difficult to adulterate. Because the test can be performed out in the open, it remains the preferred method of drug screening for many institutions, namely those that need to screen multiple individuals at the same time with little supervision.
How Does a Mouth Swab Drug Tests Work?
The Oral Swab drug test collects oral fluid is used to collect the saliva along the inner cheek. Then, the administrator secures the sample with the snap swab cap. The indicated results on the panels inside can be evaluated in a few short minutes. Many oral fluid drug tests will deliver results within 24 hours to 48 hours. The Oral Fluid drug test from 12 Panel Now displays results in minutes.
The donor simply places the device in their mouth for about 3 minutes. It is recommended that the donor does not place anything in their mouth 10 minutes prior to performing the test. Once the donor has completed the test, the administrator will then evaluate the test results.
For a full description of Oral Swab Instruction, visit the Oral Swab listing on 12 Panel Now.
How Far Back Will a Mouth Swab Drug Test Go?
12 Panel Now’s Oral Fluid drug test will detect up to 10 different substances of abuse. See the list of drugs detected below, the detection times, and the cutoff levels below:
|Amphetamines||AMP||1-2 Days||1000 ng/mL|
|Barbiturates||BAR||1-4 Days||300 ng/mL|
|Benzodiazepines||BZO||1-2 Days||300 ng/mL|
|Buprenorphine||BUP||2-6 Days||10 ng/mL|
|Cocaine||COC||2-4 Days||300 ng/mL|
|Ecstasy||MDMA||2-4 Days||500 ng/mL|
|Marijuana||THC||5+ Days||50 ng/mL|
|Methamphetamine||mAMP (or MET)||2-4 Days||1000 ng/mL|
|Oxycodone||OXY||1-3 Days||100 ng/mL|
|Phencyclidine||PCP||7-14 Days||25 ng/mL|
What Are the Benefits of Mouth Swab Saliva Testing Compared to Urine Drug Tests?
True, many companies are utilizing urine drug tests in their drug screening program. However, using an oral fluid drug test has its advantages. When it comes to mouth swab testing, the donor(test taker) can be supervised out in the open, as the test only requires them to place the swab in their mouth.
Similar to a urine drug test, 12 Panel Now’s Oral Swab drug test will only take a few minutes. Within 15 minutes, the testing process should be complete.
Because test takers can be supervised easier, adulterating the drug test is now more difficult. It is recommended that the test taker does not put anything in their mouth, eat or drink anything before taking the test.
Once the test results are visible on the label, they can be easily photocopied and emailed if need be.
- Results in under 15 minutes
- Able to Photocopy
- Up to 10 Drugs
- Eliminates Need for Restrooms
- Difficult to Adulterate
- Easily Transport to Labs
Can a Mouth Swab Drug Test Be Adulterated?
Very few drug tests are immune to the effects of adulteration on the part of the test taker. However mandatory supervision is becoming a more common practice among administrators who are overseeing Mouth Swab drug tests.