Oral Fluid (Saliva) Drug Testing


Saliva Testing 101 and COVID-19 Considerations

Thursday,  June 17, 2020
10 a.m. PDT | 11 a.m. MDT | 12 p.m. CDT | 1 p.m. EDT

Video Oral Fluid (Saliva) Drug Testing

Cordant Health Solutions® offers a video-observed oral fluid (saliva) drug testing solution for addiction treatment practices and government agencies that allows you to monitor your patients’ adherence to their treatment plans and continue to provide the highest level of care to your most vulnerable patients during these challenging times.

Advantages of Video-Observed Oral Fluid Testing

  • Non-invasive and easily observed oral fluid collection can be done conveniently in the patient’s home
  • Entire collection process is conducted under video supervision by a remote Cordant collection specialist or a member of your staff
  • Useful for high-risk patients when adulteration or substitution of urine samples may be suspected
  • For patients on buprenorphine treatment, Cordant offers a lower detection level of buprenorphine, which makes it a useful testing option for addiction and medication-assisted prescribers.
  • Supports and complements providers’ existing telehealth platforms
  • Allows for continuity of care when in-office testing may not be available, ensuring the patient adheres to their treatment program
  • Oral fluid provides information regarding recent use of a drug and better reflects the concentration of the drug in the blood, as compared to urine.

Contact us to learn how Cordant can help your clinic adapt to the current challenges caused by COVID-19 and continue to offer the best level of care possible to your patients.

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In this short one-minute video, Damon Borg, Ph.D. F-ABFT, Cordant’s Senior Scientific Director and Director of Research and Development, discusses why it is common for metabolites to not be present in oral fluid test results.

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Up to 6 Days

  • Detects drug metabolites and parents drugs
  • Provides a relatively long window of detection
  • Most widely used but easiest to adulterate
  • Point-of-care testing options available

Up to 3 Days

  • Parent compounds, few metabolites
  • Non-invasive; ideal for routine medication monitoring
  • Useful in high-risk patients when adulteration or substitution of urine samples may be suspected
  • Easy to collect, no bathroom or other facilities needed

7 Days to
3 Months

  • Parent compounds and metabolites
  • Provides the longest window of detection
  • A valuable tool when onboarding new patients
  • Provides an accurate record of drug use in the last 90 days

Up to 2 Days

  • Parent compounds, few metabolites
  • Measurement of pharmacologically active drugs
  • Determination of steady-state medication concentration
  • Determination of impairment


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