Classic Drugs of Abuse & Street Highs Screening: Oral Fluid

This assay is used to screen for drugs of abuse in saliva. The technical information leaflet details the drug groups we look for and detection cut-offs - download here...

Drugs in oral fluid originate from the blood and normally it is the un-metabolised parent drug which is detected. This is in contrast to urine which mostly contains drug metabolites. After a drug is taken it is usually detectable in oral fluid within a couple of hours.

 

Download our user information leaflet here...

 

Test:

 Salivary Drugs of Abuse

Laboratory

Clinical Biochemistry

Specimen Type:

Neat saliva (oral fluid), minimum 0.5 ml absolute minimum, 1.0 ml preferred

Storage:

4oC prior to dispatch.

Posting Details:

Ambient first class post or preferred courier

Posting Address:

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH

Clinical Use:

Screening for drugs of abuse as an alternative to urine sampling

Advantages:

Less invasive than urine and looks at current rather than historical use of street drugs

Special Details:

This assay is validated for the Salivette (Sarstedt). We can send out packs with instructions if required.
Collecting saliva - download leaflet

Turnaround:

1 working day

External QA Scheme:

Yes, Heathcontrol

CPA Accredited Lab/Test:

Yes

Website:

www.cityassays.org.uk

Key Contact:

Dr Loretta Ford
Email: info@cityassays.org.uk
Tel: 0121 507 4138

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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