WHAT IS A SALIVA DRUG TEST?

Probably the last thing you want is to be fired because of a positive drug result. Most employers possibly don’t want a stoned employee that’s why a drug test is required. There are a lot of different methods for drug test; one of these is the saliva drug test. It provides almost the same results like the blood test but this is more convenient and less invasive. It can be simply administered by the employer at the job site which proves to show that it’s a lot easier and safer among the others. But of course, it also has its advantages and disadvantages. But it is probably the most cost efficient among the other methods.

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The saliva drug test detects use during the previous few days. It can detect in your system if you’ve been smoking weed an hour ago or had used drugs in the past 12-24 hours. Most common detected drugs include marijuana, THC, heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines. It makes use of a swab that looks similar to a cotton bud but is bigger and longer. To collect the saliva, the pad is placed between the lower cheek and gum for about two minutes. After it is soaked, it will be placed in a collection vial.

This sounds a lot easier but the down side is that it is only applicable for short drug detection time. It cannot trace back to detect historical drug use. The only thing collected from the body is the saliva or simply oral fluids. It is always present and available in every individual which are produced by the salivary glands in the human body. It is a continuous process of production. Most drugs do not really stay that long in the saliva. It usually disappears or absorbed in other system of the body within twelve to twenty four hours. For this reason, saliva drug testing is most commonly used by police officers or by authority in situations that requires detection of recent drug use. Some example includes the vehicle and equipment drivers. It is also utilized during the pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, or return-to-duty testing. For short, it is not used for detecting past drug use. It can be a heart racing and palm sweating situation if one day the employer randomly announces that today is saliva drug testing day. You’ll probably be nervous about it so to save you from this anxiety, better not use drugs. There are a lot more recreation the market has to offer.

For more information about saliva drug test, call (800) 366-5029 or send us an email @ info@drugabusecontrol.com

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Posted on August 31, 2015, in drugs, employment, health, medical equipment and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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