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Saliva Drug Testing

Oral fluid (or saliva) testing is collected by the donor while under supervised observations, which makes tampering with the test sample virtually impossible.  Oral fluid is a good option for remote work location and organizations that have physical contact with their employees (i.e. offices, manufacturing plants, etc.).

To learn more about saliva or oral drug testing, to schedule your workplace screening, or to contact MMC, reach out today

Pros and Cons of Oral Fluid  Screenings for Drug Use

When choosing your testing method(s) it is important to review the benefits and drawbacks of each option. 

Pros of Saliva Testing

  • Inexpensive method
  • Detects very recent drug use (up to 48 hours)
  • Sample collected under direct observation
  • Lab-based testing has been proven to be scientifically accurate (equivalent to urine tests)
  • Applicable for a variety of testing reasons including pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, follow-up, and return-to-duty testing
  • Laboratory and Point of Collection (Rapid) options

Cons of Saliva Testing

  • Does not detect illicit drug use beyond 48 hours
  • Cannot measure the frequency of drug use
  • Not currently approved for federal testing (SAMHSA currently seeking approval)
  • Limited drug panel
  • Collection devices differ — not all FDA approved
  • No approved collection guidelines
  • Not available at all testing facilities

It is important to review your drug testing options so you can make the right choice for your workplace and team. Be sure to explore other testing methodologies and reach out to Mobile Medical Corporation today.

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Client Testimonials

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It has been a pleasure to work with MMC. Over the years, the company has made a valuable contribution to our success. MMC understands the dynamic of the construction industry and this is exemplified in their flexibility in scheduling the many different exams/testing that is required. They are quick to respond to scheduling needs whether at their facility or when they come to ours. I look forward to continuing the partnership over the many years to come.
Donley's Inc.

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