Saliva drug test is useful to know the presence or absence of drug in human body. Saliva-Drug test can be done in many ways, earlier it was done through the urine tests, blood tests, hair follicle tests to find out the presence of drug in the body. Saliva Drug test has some advantages like simplicity, easiness, comfort in usage, and it can give fast and reliable results. There are some facts regarding saliva-Drug test, such as:
This Saliva-Drug test is also called as oral fluid drug test. Saliva is refined version of plasma, and the amount of drug can be traced and this ensures metabolites for a period of 24 to 36 hours.
Kits of saliva-Drug tests come in many shapes and forms. In general, this kit is placed in mouth of individual to test. The saliva is drawn by the kit through a membrane. This membrane strips get wet when kept in mouth. These strips contain media of antigen dyes. These act as an indicator. If the strip changes in color, it is considered as a positive result and it means that the person is using drug and there is a particular color for each drug.
Many drugs can be detected by this saliva-Drug test like alcohol, and it can be detected within the time of intake of 12 hours. And PCP detection period is few minutes, from minutes to next three days after taking the drug. Methamphetamine and Ecstasy can be determined within 3 days. Amphetamines can be determined from some minutes to 3 day after ingestion of the drug. Opiates can be detected within one hour to 3 days after consumption. And Cocaine takes from a few minutes to one day for detection. Cannabis will take a few minutes to one day after consumption of drug.
These are the facts about saliva-Drug test. This test has become mandatory in many organizations to test the employees, to detect the usage of drugs.