What is a Mouth Swab Drug Test?
Today, Urine Drug Tests are predominately used in screening for substance abuse. However, there is another alternative that is just as easy to use; while providing an added measure of security.
An Oral Swab Drug test will detect multiple substances in a subject and provide results in under 10 minutes. Results are accurate fast, and this is the preferred method of screening for many large companies in the United States.
Why Use an Oral Swab Test?
When it comes to drug screening, collecting human saliva from an individual is often considered less invasive and more difficult to adulterate. What does this mean? Many who are in charge of administering the drug test have been concerned with drug tests being doctored or falsified. This is true in certain circumstances where individuals required to take a urine drug test are in the position to tamper with the sample behind closed doors, resulting in an inconclusive read, or a false negative from the test. In certain states, like Texas or Lousiana, for example, it is illegal to falsify a drug test. AttorneyHamilton.com comments:
What Qualifies as Falsification of Drug Test Results
It is a crime to knowingly or intentionally do either of the following:
Use or possess with intent to use a substance or device that is designed to falsify test results;
Deliver, possess with intent to deliver, or manufacture with intent to deliver a substance or device that is designed to falsify test results.
Mouth Swab Drug Tests Are Difficult to Adulterate
Some states have even made it illegal to sell any substances used to defraud or falsify the drug screening process. This includes the sale of synthetic urine or any other substances that can be used to adulterate the specimen.
However, this doesn’t completely prevent the problem of adulterated urine drug tests as a whole, though it certainly helps combat fraudulent test results. This is another reason why companies and administrators may decide to use a Mouth Swab Drug Test in place of a Urine Drug Test.
The process is simple: the mouth swab is used to collect the saliva along the inner cheek. Then, you simply secure the sample with a snap swab cap and transport it to a lab for confirmation if necessary. Otherwise, results are indicated on the panels inside.
How to Use:
1.) Remove the collection stick and test cube from the sealed pouch. Tear off the collection stick package.
2.) Insert the sponge end of the collection stick into the mouth and soak the sponge with saliva for 3 minutes. (Note: Time should be longer for people of little saliva. If the amount of saliva pressed into the test cube is not adequate for testing, collect more with another new collection stick and express the saliva into the cube again.)
3.) Hold the test cube vertically and place the collection stick with the saturated sponge into the test tube. Make sure to fit the groove of the collection stick on the guide rail of the test cube and press the collection stick to its full extent.
4.) Press the lid down to close the test cube. Keep the test cube vertically until you begin to read the test results.
5.) Interpreting Alcohol Test Result: Read results at 2 minutes. DO NOT READ ALCOHOL TEST RESULT AFTER 5 MINUTES.
- Compare reactive pad color to the color chart provided
- Interpretation of results:
- NEGATIVE: No color changes on the reactive pad
- POSITIVE: Reactive pad changes the color. Estimate the approximate blood alcohol level by comparing the color of the reactive pad to the color chart.
- Interpreting Drug Test Results
- Read Results at 10 minutes. DO NOT READ DRUG TEST RESULTS AFTER 1 HOUR.
- Any line, no matter how faint, is considered a line.
How Long Does it Take?
Mouth Swab Drug Tests can detect substances and indicate results in under 10 minutes. This makes the whole process very convenient while maintaining an acceptable accuracy level.
12 Panel Now offers Mouth Swab Drug Tests or Oral Swab Drug Tests, in bulk quantity or for single use. If you are concerned about how someone will fare on a Drug Test, or simply wish to test yourself, it’s a fairly easy process taking only a few minutes. Our Oral Swab Drug Tests tests for 10 commonly abused drugs. THC, AMP, mAMP/MET, COC, OPI, BAR, BUP, BZO, OXY, and PCP
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