Drug testing kits for saliva also called oral drug testing kits are becoming increasingly popular as more employers use onsite drug testing to screen employees for drug use and in particular being under the influence of drugs at work.
The introduction in March of the new drug driving law will see the police in the UK also using saliva drug test kits to screen motorists at the roadside.
The advantages to saliva drug testing is that it can be done anywhere and does not require the individual being tested to use a toilet to provide a urine sample so saliva drug testing kits are particularly popular for testing at building sites, roadsides, tracksides and for post incident drug screening.
It is important to remember when performing a saliva drug test that adequate saliva needs to be collected on the mouth swab to run the test correctly. The more drugs that the individual oral drug test kit screens for, the more saliva is required to perform the test. It is not merely a quick wipe around the mouth. This means that a 12 panel saliva drug test will require more saliva then say a 6 panel saliva drug test.
The range of saliva drug testing kits available has increased markedly this year and so employers now have a choice of which kits to choose and which drugs to test for.
If you need help deciding which is the best saliva drug testing kit for your company or business please contact us and we will be happy to advise.