The saliva test has recently been introduced and is slowly gaining popularity in the market for drug detection, especially in the US. However, there are certain drawbacks of this method such as there are various available products in the market which tend to suppress the drug detection result in case of a swab test. If the person being tested has not used any bad things for the past couple of days before the test he or she is likely to pass the test. The pass percentage is also more in comparison to the urine or hair test. But due to the development of technology the sensitivity of the test has increased and it is seen to provide positive test results even after a week. Some of the popular products in the market that mask the results of the test includes the use of oral care which is known for giving consistent results available in the form of a gum. After chewing the gum it takes only 30 seconds to neutralize the saliva and can shield you from providing a positive saliva sample up to 30 minutes. Detox mouth washes also come as an effective alternative consisting of a 3 to 5 day detox program. But this method is generally avoided because of its costly and time consuming factor. The use of Ultra clean Saliva Mouthwash or Magnum Saliva Cleaner can also be considered as a suitable option.
Pros and cons of mouth swab test
A saliva swab test or mouth swab drug test refers to one and all the same and have gained quite popularity over the last decade. The reasons for its popularity over other tests includes the non-invasive nature or absence of privacy or embarrassment issues; easy administration on-site and no requirement for lab assistants or professionals during the test; instant result determination; cost-effective nature; minimal chances of adulteration or manipulation and many more. But this testing procedure is also not free from disadvantages like section of weed use up to a week earlier; the easy options available in the market to pass such test; lack of appropriate benchmark to interpret the results of the test; comparative insensitivity to THC than other tests and the like. For this reason it is necessary to choose the testing method according to the environment and necessity.
Detection time for different drugs
A mouth swab drug test is generally performed to detect drug metabolites in the system of an individual like alcohol, opiates, cocaine etc. It is quite an easy option for marijuana smokers to pass the test as the detection of such a drug in the system can be administered within a period of 12 to 24 hours after consumption. The detection levels for other drugs are cocaine for a period of 1 day; opiates up to 2 to 3 days; alcohol for 6 to 12 hours and ecstasy and meth for 2 to 4 days. The best way to avoid yourself from falling into the clutches of such a test is to avoid taking your drug at least 2 to 3 days prior to test and brushing and rinsing regularly.