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Oral Fluid 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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Mobile Medical Corporation has been an important resource and business partner to Century Steel Erectors for the past 30 years. They have been an asset to our business; it is like having our own medical staff. A one stop shop for substance testing, OSHA required testing and medical surveillance. The staff is knowledgeable, professional and have provided invaluable assistance in complying with a myriad of regulations from OSHA, DOT and other owner and regulatory agencies.
Century Steel Erectors

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