Ten Panel Oral Swab drug tests identify ten legal and illegal drugs in human saliva with only one testing swab. Rapid results drug tests detect parent drugs and their metabolites within a detection window of one to three days and in as little as 15 minutes.
12 Panel Medical oral swab drug tests are a less invasive alternative to urine drug tests while providing the same 99% accuracy rating. With no need for private restrooms and the operator able to collect the sample, oral swab tests are multi drug screen test alternatives that are nearly impossible to adulterate for the purposes of obtaining a false-negative result.
Easier to administer than blood or urine tests, cost effective, and with no prior training required, oral swab tests can be conducted on any site and with less potential for infection than urine or blood.
Oral swabs collect human saliva for the qualitative testing of ten illicit parent drugs and their metabolites. 12 Panel Medical oral swab drug tests are multi drug screen tests that simultaneously and qualitatively detect:
The Ten Panel Oral Swab Test is intended for use in toxicology laboratories, rehabilitation facilities, workplace testing programs, physicians offices, as well as at-home monitoring or initial screening for substance abuse. Human saliva test specimens can be used to identify recent usage of the ten drugs listed, which is often undetectable in conventional urine testing. Saliva test samples can be used to detect the presence of drugs for 24 to 72 hours after use.
Cutoff concentrations for oral swab drug tests adhere to the guidelines set by SAMHSA for determining drug abuse. These concentrations reflect levels of parent drugs and their metabolites consistent with abuse and not therapeutic applications. Cutoff concentrations are expressed in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) and are adjusted as follows:
- THC 12 ng/ml
- Amphetamines 50 ng/ml
- MDMA/Ecstasy NA
- Cocaine 20 ng/ml
- Opiates 40 ng/ml
- Barbiturates 50 ng/ml
- Benzodiazepines 10 ng/ml
- Oxycodone 20 ng/ml
- PCP 10 ng/ml
- Buprenorphine 5 ng/ml
Samples that test positive during an oral swab initial screening should be sent to the laboratory for further confirmation using a liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) test.
Food, drink, gum, tobacco, and all other substances should be avoided at least 10 minutes prior to conducting the oral swab test. Ensure the swab is brought to room temperature before use. Collection stick and test tube should be kept in their protective packaging until the operator is ready to perform the test.
The sponge end of the collection stick is used to collect the human saliva from the inner cheek. Insert the sponge end into the mouth for between 3 and 5 minutes. Ensure the swab is soaked in saliva for accurate testing results. If the collected amount is not adequate for testing, collect additional saliva using a new collection stick.
Holding the collection stick vertically, insert it into the test tube, placing the groove of the collection stick into the guide rail of the test tube for a proper seal. Close the test tube by pressing down the lid.
The test tube should be kept in a vertical position. Results can be read after ten minutes of closing the lid of the test tube. Results should not be interpreted after one hour.
If the specimen contains more than the pre-determined cutoff levels, the result is positive for the corresponding drug of that test zone. This is indicated by one colored band in the control region and one colored band in the appropriate test region. Positive results should be sent to a toxicology laboratory for confirmation.
A negative result is indicated by a colored band in each control region, and a colored band in the appropriate test region. A negative result indicates that the specimen does not reach the cutoff levels for the drug of that test zone.
If no colored band appears in the control indicator of the urine test, the result is invalid. The test must be performed again. If the problem persists, you may contact your local distributor.