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Oral-Eze: A New Way to Test Drugs of Abuse through Oral Fluid

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

We all know that testing for drugs of abuse is not always a comfortable experience on the part of the donor. Given that, the last thing a tested individual would want is a repeat collection of specimen.

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oral fluid drug screening

While urine drug test is still the most common drug testing method used nowadays, saliva drug test is rapidly becoming a reliable technique, too. One of the most competitive features of saliva drug tests is that they are less invasive while still ensuring accurate result. The good news is there’s a new oral fluid drug testing device that offers an innovative solution for identifying different kinds of illegal substances.

Quest Diagnostics recently introduced the Oral-Eze® Oral Fluid Collector which is geared at simplifying the collection of oral samples for routine drug testing. The new drug detection device can determine the presence of a wide range of drugs, such as Amphetamines, Methamphetamines (including MDMA and its metabolite), Opiates (Codeine, Morphine, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, 6-monoacetylmorphine), Cocaine (metabolite), Marijuana (THC), and Phencyclidine (PCP).

Advantages of Oral-Eze® Oral Fluid Collector

When undergoing saliva drug testing, some people complain about the unfavorable taste of the collection device being used. To address that concern and make oral fluid drug testing a better experience to the donor, Quest Diagnostics came up with a testing device that does not have salty or citric taste.

The Oral-Eze saliva collector is designed with a built-in indicator window that turns blue when the sample quantity is sufficient for processing. The indicator window reduces the likelihood of the sample being rejected as “quantity not sufficient” and therefore, minimizes the time and expense associated with a second collection.

Collection procedure is fast and won’t take you more than 5 minutes, thereby, making the drug test device very much suitable for pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and post-accident testing.

Just like other saliva drug test devices, the Oral-Eze oral fluid collector requires lab analysis – in a faster turnaround time. Testing is performed the day the specimen is received at the lab, with negative screening results reported the same day. Positive results are confirmed, reviewed, and typically reported within 72 hours of receipt.

Aside from workplaces, saliva drug testing is also widely used in compliance and forensic testing because the method is difficult to adulterate. Saliva is known to contain higher percentage of the parent drug, and the detection window can be anywhere between 12 and 24 hours, depending on the type and density of drug used.

With Oral-Eze oral fluid collector, parents can also benefit from it especially those who suspect their teenager to be using drugs. It’s very easy to administer and provide faster, reliable result.

6 Things to Know About Saliva Hormone Testing

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

saliva-hormone-testingEstablishing the level and variation of your hormones is an important first step in determining if there is a hormonal imbalance and how it affects your health. It is also an important way to evaluate the effectiveness of your current form of treatment. Below are some facts you’ll need to keep in mind about saliva hormone testing.

1.) Saliva testing is far less invasive than blood testing. You need only spit into a cup.

Blood serum testing requires the doctor or a nurse to pull at least 2 vials of blood for hormone testing. This means that the patient must submit to blood donation and would be at least mildly uncomfortable. Additionally, the test may be done several times over a period of time repeating the stress. A saliva test requires only a small saliva sample for each test and requires little from the patient to collect.

2.)By testing the molecules found in saliva, the value of hormones can be more accurately tested resulting in a more accurate representation of your health than with blood serum tests. Blood serum tests can detect some hormonal levels but there are other hormones that are less clear in blood than they are in the saliva. By testing the saliva a doctor can be certain of what hormones are imbalanced and affecting that patient’s health.

3.) Saliva testing can help catch and prevent diseases like prostate and breast cancers, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and many others. It has been proven that these cancers feed on certain hormones and over time diseases like diabetes can affect these levels as well. Evaluating the level of the body’s hormones helps doctor’s to establish a list of conditions that can be associated with certain hormone imbalances and arrive at a diagnosis more quickly than by symptoms alone.

4.)Saliva testing helps both men and women to evaluate hormone levels which affect their health. Both women and men are affected by fluctuation in the hormones of the body. Certain cancers, heart problems, weight gain and other health conditions that occur in both sexes are brought on by increases and reductions of these hormones in the body. Testing these levels can help determine what is at fault and may save that person’s life.

5.) A saliva test can help determine if hormones are playing a part in the excess buildup of weight in your body. Certain hormones such as cortisol can affect your body’s fluctuation in weight over time. When there is more stress in your life, your body naturally produces more cortisol.  If this keeps up over a long period, your body may have trouble regulating the level of the hormone and begin to add on excess weight.

6.) Saliva hormone tests can help you determine if you may be at risk for pre-term birth. Because these tests can determine the levels of certain hormones in your body through the testing of your saliva, they are particularly useful for determining if a woman is dealing with the risk of preterm labor. Women who are more prone to this condition often deal with lower levels of the hormone progesterone causing the body to induce labor. A drop in progesterone is normal when natural labor occurs but can easily be brought on by a woman who has low levels of progesterone in general when she is pregnant.

Oratect Saliva Drug Test Review

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

1674_medIt’s difficult collecting sample urine for drug testing because most people find urine drug tests too invasive and embarrassing to do. The Oratect Saliva Drug Test, however, makes drug screening quick, painless, and less humiliating for everyone.

The Oratect Saliva Drug Test is an onsite swab test that can detect up to 6 different illegal substances, including Marijuana, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines (including Ecstasy), Cocaine, Opiates (including Heroin) and Benzodiazepines.

To use, just remove the blue cap from the drug testing device, swab the inside of the cheek and the top and bottom of the tongue about 15 times. Then, the swab drug test device should be held under the tongue for it to absorb saliva. Results are seen within 5 minutes–the presence of colored lines indicate negative results, while the absence of lines indicate presumptive positive results.

Because it can detect drugs at lower concentrations than other drug testing kits, the highly accurate Oratect Saliva Drug Test can determine a larger number of illegal substance abusers. It also deters sample adulteration and tampering, since it makes use of saliva instead of urine. The Oratect Saliva Drug Test is also more hygienic, avoids gender observation and requires minimal supervision for sample collection, making drug testing an easy, convenient, one-step procedure for everyone.

iScreen Oral Saliva Drug Test Review

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

1533_medHome drug tests are the practical choice for those who want a reliable, easy and affordable way to detect substance abuse in job applicants and employees. Most people, though, have problems with urine drug tests because they can be messy and can seem too invasive for some people.

The iScreen Drug Test is a rapid, self-contained saliva test that is more practical than urine home drug tests because it is less invasive and doesn’t need any sample collection. Its practical design makes it easy to use at any time, without the need for a bathroom.

The revolutionary design of the iScreen Oral Saliva Drug Test eliminates air bubbles and since its nature makes it difficult to tamper with and adulterate (saliva is impossible to substitute), the iScreen Oral Saliva Drug Test is claimed to be more accurate than other home drug tests in the market. Simply collect saliva on the provided swab and insert this back into the iScreen device. Results may be read within 10 minutes.

The iScreen Oral Saliva Drug Test is available in 4, 5 and 6-panel configurations and includes a photocopy template to make filing and recording results quick and easy. This saliva test can detect up to 6 illegal substances, including Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines and PCP.

Work your way around “shy bladder” excuses and prevent drug test cheating and tampering, use the iScreen Oral Saliva Drug Test for more reliable results.

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