there has been extensive research on the use of saliva
in drug testing. A person’s saliva has certain
advantages and certain disadvantages when comparing the
use of urine in testing for the presence of drugs. The
most obvious advantage is simply that the collection
procedure is easier and less prone to possible efforts
to beat the drug test by substituting a clean drug test
sample as is sometimes the case in urine drug testing.
The ease at which a person’s saliva can be tested make
saliva drug tests less invasive than other forms of drug
testing. The collection of saliva for saliva drug tests
is easier and safer when compared to urine or blood.
involves using a swab that looks very similar to a
common toothbrush but in place of bristles a pad that
servers, to collect the saliva the pad is placed between
the lower cheek and gum for about two minutes. Once
saturated with saliva the pad is then transferred to a
collection vial. Many of the most commonly abused drugs
can be detected in saliva including marijuana, THC,
heroin, cocaine and amphetamines. However there are
disadvantages and those mostly relate to the short drug
detection time limitation of saliva drug tests. Simply
put saliva cannot be used to detect historical drug use.
medical definition of saliva is oral liquids produced by
the many saliva glands in the human anatomy. The average
adult produces in excess of one thousand milliliters of
saliva on a daily basis.
How reliable are saliva drug tests?
An extensive study by the University of Utah in Salt
Lake City concludes that it is a reliable method for
drug detection. The universities’ Center for Human
Toxicology concluded that drug use and drug
concentrations can be determined by analyzing saliva.
Saliva drug tests are becoming more common in the
workplace. Of the United States companies that drug
test, twenty percent test both urine and hair and thirty
percent test saliva.
How far does it go back?
do not linger in saliva and disappear anywhere from
twelve to twenty four hours. Because of this saliva
testing is being considered for drug detection in
situations where recent drug use must be detected
including vehicle and equipment drivers, those involved
in workplace or other accidents and not as a use to
detect past drug use.
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