Oral Fluid Alcohol Test
Health Screenings USA provides oral fluid/Saliva alcohol testing in which a sponge device is used to swab a donor’s mouth and an immediate result is provided or the alcohol swab can be sent to a certified laboratory for analysis.
Oral fluid alcohol testing is available in an instant test result method or laboratory based analysis. Any instant test in which the result is determined by an instant device or the drug testing technician may have a greater degree of false positives then when a specimen is analyzed by a laboratory. Oral salvia testing for alcohol or drugs provides convenience and is used by many non-government regulated employers, but any positive test should always be sent to a laboratory for confirmation testing.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) permits oral fluid alcohol testing only as an initial test, in the event the initial test has a positive result the DOT requires a breath alcohol test.
An oral fluid/saliva test should always be administered by a train and certified drug testing specialist to ensure that the test is conducted properly and that the specimen is not contaminated.