Laboratory-based Service for Oral Fluid Drug Testing
Oral fluid testing offers confidential lab-based drug test results from an easy-to-use oral fluid collection method. By using oral fluid instead of urine, donors can collect and cap their own samples on-site and in the presence of a monitor, reducing the likelihood of tampering or a donor challenge later in the screening process. The Oral-Eze® collector is a minimally-invasive, easy-to-use method that can be used for pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and post-accident testing. We also perform specimen validity testing on every oral fluid specimen, giving you the added assurance that the specimen is appropriate for testing.
Detects Recent Drug Use
When compared to urine and hair drug tests, oral fluid is best at detecting recent drug use. Drugs take time to metabolize and pass through the system in a urine test, and the same drugs need to grow into the donor’s hair in order to be detected. But an oral fluid test will often detect drugs in a donor’s system immediately after use. This makes oral fluid testing ideal for a broad range of testing situations ranging from pre-employment, to reasonable suspicion, to post-accident testing where the employer is interested in assessing what’s in the donors system at the time of collection.
Observed, Tamper-Resistant Collections
Oral fluid testing requires a small sample that is collected under direct supervision. Because collections are observed, oral fluid testing is considered a tamper-resistant screening method in that it’s difficult for a donor to cheat or adulterate their sample.
On-Site Collections Maximize Productivity
Oral fluid collections are simple to perform and are typically conducted at the place of employment, eliminating collection fees and reducing lost productivity. For more on how to perform an Oral-Eze collection, visit our online collection training.
Donors are sometimes unable to void enough urine to be tested in an urine drug screen. Other donors lack the necessary hair to have a hair drug screen performed. Oral fluid differs in that a specimen is commonly simpler to collect because most every donor is able to provide a sufficient sample for testing. Oral fluid also helps to eliminate gender-based collection site issues or potential invasions of privacy.
Fast, Reliable Results
Our dependable turnaround times drive timely hiring decisions. Sample collection with the Oral-Eze collector typically takes approximately five minutes. Testing is performed as soon as the specimen arrives at our lab, with negative screening results reported the same day it is screened. Positive results are confirmed, reviewed, and typically reported within 72 hours of receipt.
Drug abuse in the workplace puts employers at a risk of higher insurance costs, increased accidents, more absenteeism and lower productivity. Oral fluid testing, like all drug testing methodologies, helps to mitigate these risks by screening out applicants and employees who use drugs. To calculate what your company could save with a drug testing program.