Master Security, Inc.
|Celebrating 20 years of Providing a
Higher Standard of Protection. 1997 ~ 2017
|26 S. Market Street
Girard, Ohio 44420
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What is Saliva Testing?
Saliva drug testing analyzes a saliva sample for parent drugs and their metabolites. An absorbent collection device is placed in the mouth
and the saliva collected is screened for drugs of abuse. Samples are checked to verify the saliva is human and undiluted. It is important to
note that our saliva testing is a completely laboratory-based process. While some instant collection devices may be available, note that
they are often not properly cleared and are not sensitive enough to detect usage of certain drug classes. It is for these reasons that a
laboratory-based process must be used in order to secure valid results.
Saliva drug testing can detect the NIDA-5 drug panel (marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines / methamphetamines, and PCP) which
represent the most common drugs requested by employers for workplace drug testing. Additional drug tests include barbiturates,
methadone and benzodiazepines.
Saliva samples are first screened in a laboratory using enzyme immunoassay (EIA) technology, proven reliable for routine drug testing.
Any samples that test positive in the screening process are then subjected to liquid chromatography/ mass spectrometry/ mass
spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) , the latest in drug confirmation technology.
So why choose Saliva testing instead of traditional urine testing?
- No “shy bladder” delays
- Very difficult to adulterate as collection is completely observed
- We can test multiple donors at the same time
- Helps eliminate donor adulteration, substitution, or dilution
- Least invasive collection
- No special facilities required