1. Which drugs of abuse can be detected in oral testing?
Oral drug testing by ASL is able to detect (THC) marijuana, cocaine, opiates (narcotics), amphetamines, methamphetamine, methadone, barbiturates and benzodiazepines and other common drugs of abuse.
2. How does the detection window for oral testing compare with other methods?
Most drugs of abuse have a detection period of one to four days. However, in all methods this window may be different depending on the drug. Oral testing identifies recent usage, in some cases within minutes. Recent use cannot be detected by any other method of testing. Other forms of testing can miss use for up to 6-8 hours.
3. What methodology do you employ?
Oral samples are screened in our laboratory using enzyme immunoassay technology. Samples which have screened positive are then confirmed with a GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometer) which provides the most sensitive, accurate and accepted method of drug detection available.
4. How is the data reported?
Laboratory test results are imputed to our secure computerized information system and reported electronically, by e-mail, faxed or mailed.
5. Can an oral testing be cheated?
There are many adulterants available which mask or cheat urine testing however, none have the same effects on oral drug testing. Donors may attempt to introduce something onto the pad or collection vial. This risk is highly unlikely due to the direct observation.
6. How is the sample collected?
7. How do I get more information?
The process is completed by the donor and witnessed and verified by a designated staff person. This process typically requires less than ten minutes.
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