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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

For over 10 years, Mobile Medical has been the TPA for our non-regulated Drug Free Workplace Program. I can't say enough about the excellent customer service we have consistently received during those years. I've received faster than expected service levels on my requests and the representatives are always pleasant and knowledgeable. Our job sites span four states and are often in remote locations. Mobile Medical assists us to establish new test facilities when we anticipate testing needs outside of their extensive network. They have also gone above and beyond to provide on-site collections at some of our most remote locations.
Commercial Electrical Contractor

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