Saliva drug testing
- Immediate screen results with laboratory testing available next day
- Oral fluid testing services for members of the public and businesses
- Quick and efficient on-site screening
- Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation
- Accredited-laboratory processes
- In-house toxicology experts available for advice
- Nationwide network of sample collectors and free Walk in Centres
Why choose saliva drug testing?
Saliva drug testing (also know as oral fluid drug testing) is a method that can be used to determine whether someone is misusing drugs by taking a sample of their saliva and analysing it for particular substances.
This compact easy to use, oral drug test can be used anywhere. As such, it is ideal for on-site and workplace testing. The entire test takes just 3–5 minutes. An immediate negative result may mean that no further action needs to be taken, but a non-negative result will then undergo confirmation drug testing from the laboratory to determine exactly what substance was taken and in what quantities.
Oral fluid drug testing is known as a ‘narrow window’ form of testing because its period of detection is up to 48 hours, although this can depend on the particular substance taken.
Immediate screen results with laboratory testing available next day
Our standard drugs panel:
These are the main drugs that our oral drug test screens for:
How are saliva samples collected?
An absorbent collector (similar to a large swab) is placed inside an individual’s mouth for up to 2 minutes to soak up sufficient saliva. When placed back into its housing unit an integral screening panel will display a line if any of the drugs screened for are present. A non negative result will then need to undergo confirmation testing from our laboratory to determine exactly what substance was taken and in what quantities.
Results can be made available next day if required, or within 3–5 days as standard. An immediate negative result usually means that no further action needs to be taken.
Oral fluid testing services for members of the public and businesses
UK-wide sample collection for oral drug testing
We have a UK-wide network of sample collectors. Our fully trained sample collectors are able to collect samples from our nationwide Walk in Centres, a workplace or from an address of your choice. For further information, please call our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300.
AlphaBiolabs can provide oral drug testing to members of the public, social workers, employers, family law firms, legal practitioners, courts and local authorities.
To buy an oral fluid screening kit for peace of mind use, please call our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300.
Oral fluid testing is particularly suited to workplace testing because it offers rapid drug screening with immediate results. It also has the advantages of being performed readily on-site, not needing anywhere suitably private to collect the sample, and is not as intrusive as urine drug testing.
AlphaBiolabs works with many family law firms, legal practitioners, courts and local authorities to support decisions that protect children and families from the effects of harmful substances. We can provide reliable legal drug test results from a wide range of illicit, prescription and over-the-counter drugs.