Oral Fluid (Saliva) Testing

A Leader in Oral Fluid (Saliva) Testing

Oral fluid analysis is an ideal testing method for routine medication monitoring in conjunction with treatment for chronic pain or substance and opioid use disorder. It can help clinicians identify potentially harmful drug-to-drug interactions and inconsistencies allowing for earlier and more effective interventions and better patient outcomes.

Advantages of Oral Fluid (Saliva) Testing

  • Oral fluid testing is easily observed without infringing on personal privacy and is a noninvasive way to collect a specimen for testing.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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The Cordant Difference: Going Above and Beyond What Other Toxicology Companies Offer

In this short video, Cordant’s Dr. Richard Stripp explains the different toxicology testing options available such as urine, saliva, blood and hair drug testing. At Cordant Health Solutions, we offer all four testing options.

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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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