Laboratory Based Oral Fluids Testing

Oral fluids testing offers many advantages for drug testing when the possibility of recent drug usage needs to be determined. Oral fluid samples are easy to collect and are non-intrusive. This type of testing is exceptional for critical situations, such as during on-site collecting when a lavatory is unavailble, or when urine specimen adulteration or substitution is suspected. Test results are typically available within 24 to 48 hours.

Drug Testing Panels

Oral fluids drug testing detects the SAMHSA-5 drug panel; marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines/methamphetamines, including Ecstacy and PCP. These are the most commonly tested drugs of abuse in the workplace. Additional drug tests include oxycodone, barbiturates, methadone,  benzodiazepines, K2/Spice, and bath salts.


Oral fluid samples are first screened in the laboratory using a proven and reliable technology called enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Any sample that screens “positive” are then subject to liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). This is the latest technology available.


We are happy to answer any of your questions and explain the oral fluids drug testing protocol. 1-877-866-2161


See our page on K2 and Bath Salts screening.