10 Panel Oral Fluid Test - SWI-17104 - AMP, OPI, THC, COC, PCP, OXY, BZO, BAR, mAMP, BUP
Tests for 10 Drugs: Marijuana (THC) / Amphetamines (AMP) / Methamphetamines/Ecstasy (mAMP/MDMA) / Cocaine (COC) / Opiates (OPI) / Barbiturates (BAR) / Buprenorphine (BUP) / Benzodiazepines (BZO) / Oxycodone (OXY) / Phencyclidine (PCP)
Quick and Easy to Use: Results in under 15 minutes
Detection Window: THC (14 hours) / AMP + mAMP (72 hours) / Cocaine (24 hours) / Opiates (24-48 Hours) / Barbiturates (4.5 - 7 Days) / Buprenorphine / Benzodiazepines / Oxycodone / PCP
For Forensic Use
: For Forensic Use Only
This test is made for the screening in human saliva of the currently 10 most used drugs of abuse
SCREENED DRUGS OF ABUSE :
Each substance is detected independently.
Therefore, the test gives a result drug by drug.
This test is a qualitative assay and thus delivers a "NEGATIVE" or "POSITIVE" result.
This saliva test detects the Δ9-THC, which is the molecule of cannabis that can be found specifically in the mouth. The smoke of a marijuana cigarette is full of this molecule. This smoke will contaminate the oral cavity during smoking a joint, and it leaves a trail for several hours.
Cut-off : each substance is screened at a specific cut-off.
If the saliva sample concentrates drug levels above the indicated cut-offs, the test will be positive for that drug, otherwise the test will be negative.
Detection time of THC in saliva : whatever the test used, THC (the active ingredient in cannabis) can never be detected more than 4 to 6 hours in saliva. The extremely low detection level of the saliva test allows to fully exploit this window of time. The detection time of our test will therefore be 4 to 6 hours after the last joint smoked, regardless of the level of consumption.
Detection time of the other drugs : cocaine, heroin, amphetamines and ecstasy can be detected by this test over a period of 24 to 48 hours after the last use. This time may vary according to each person's metabolism, as well as the quantity and quality of the drug that was consumed.
What is the difference between Δ9-THC and THC-COOH?
Δ9-THC (say "delta 9 THC"), is the apellation of the cannabis molecule in its raw state, which is the pure cannabis substance as found in the grass (marijuana) and cannabis resin (hashish).
THC-COOH (also called 11-nor-Δ9-THC-COOH) is the molecule of cannabis that has been converted by the body (the "metabolite" of cannabis). The human body must indeed change the Δ9-THC in order to eliminate it. The result of this transformation is THC-COOH, found particularly in large quantities in the urine.
Why is it important to evaluate the performance of a saliva test?
Because the only molecule present in the mouth after smoking a joint is the Δ9-THC, not THC-COOH. But many saliva tests on the market are still designed on the basis of modified urine tests, that track mainly THC-COOH and not the Δ9-THC. These tests are completely ineffective. Only tests that target the Δ9-THC molecule can acheive to detect successfully marijuana use, and the more the cut-off is low, the more the test will be effective.
Can a saliva test replace a urine test?
No, because these two types of tests do not answer to the same question.
Urine tests allows for a background screening, which detects drug use over a period of several days or even weeks for cannabis.
They answer the question: "does this person use drugs ?"
Saliva tests enables a screening on a very short detection time period. They are designed to tell if someone has recently used a drug, but not whether that person use drugs more or less regularly.
They answer the question: "have this person smoked marijuana during the last 4-6 hours, or used any other drug during the last 24h ?"
It is for this reason that the saliva test is increasingly used by companies seeking to reduce the risk of accidents caused by drug use. Indeed, the goal is not to know if someone had a joint the night before, but if that person has been smoking on the workplace or during a break, which represents a clear danger to the security of an employee, his colleagues and the public.