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5 Panel Oral Fluid Drug Screen that features expanded Opiates. When collected by a trained and certified collector, Oral Fluid testing provides for securer specimen collection process with substitution and the shy bladder issue that is associated with urine specimens being minimized or eliminated. Oral fluid testing quicker detection times, as short as an hour from the time the drug or substance is introduced into the body.
Labcorp offers oral fluid drug testing as part of their testing services. Oral fluid drug testing, also known as saliva drug testing, is a method used to detect the presence of drugs or their metabolites in a person’s saliva.
During an oral fluid drug test, a sample of saliva is collected using an oral swab or a collection device. The swab is placed in the individual’s mouth for a short period of time to absorb saliva, and then it is sealed in a container for laboratory analysis.
Labcorp offers a 5-panel oral fluid drug testing service as part of their testing offerings. The 5-panel oral fluid drug test screens for the presence of the following substances:
- Amphetamines (including methamphetamine)
- Marijuana (THC)
- Opiates (such as codeine, morphine, and heroin)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
- Ethyl alcohol
Oral fluid drug testing offers several conveniences compared to other methods of drug testing. Here are some of the advantages in terms of convenience:
- Non-invasive sample collection: Oral fluid drug testing involves collecting a sample of saliva using an oral swab or collection device. This method is non-invasive and relatively simple, making it more convenient and comfortable for individuals being tested.
- On-site testing capability: Oral fluid drug testing can be conducted on-site, which means it can be easily performed in various settings, such as workplaces, schools, or even roadside testing. This eliminates the need for individuals to travel to a separate testing facility, saving time and reducing logistical challenges.
- Rapid sample collection: Collecting an oral fluid sample is a quick process, typically taking only a few minutes. This efficiency is particularly useful when testing large groups of individuals or when time is a critical factor.
- Immediate sample observation: Oral fluid drug testing allows for direct observation of the sample collection process, which helps prevent tampering, substitution, or adulteration of the sample. The immediate observation enhances the integrity and accuracy of the testing process.
- Quick turnaround time for results: Oral fluid drug testing often provides faster results compared to other methods. The oral fluid sample can be analyzed promptly in a laboratory, leading to relatively quicker reporting of results, enabling timely decision-making.
- Portable collection devices: Oral fluid drug testing can be performed using portable collection devices, which are compact and easy to transport. This flexibility allows for testing to be conducted in various locations, including remote or mobile testing sites.
Overall, the convenience of oral fluid drug testing makes it a practical option for many applications, including workplace drug testing, probation monitoring, and other situations where quick and accessible testing is desired.