TEsting Options

Cordant Health Solutions® offers a wide range of drug testing options and processes to meet the varying needs of each client. Each drug-testing option, or modality, provides unique information, as well as a targeted view of a person’s medication or illicit drug use.

Urine Testing

Urine testing is the most widely used drug-testing method and is suitable for multiple testing goals.

Oral Fluid (Saliva) Testing

Saliva, or oral fluid, testing is a simple and non-invasive drug testing method to gain insight into whether patients are taking medication as prescribed.

Hair Testing

Because of the long detection window in hair testing, it is an excellent option for measuring drug use over an extended period of time.

Blood Testing

Blood testing provides substantial insights into recent medication and/or illicit drug use and how much of a substance is present.




Up to 6 Days

  • Detects drug metabolites and parent 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 and 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

In this short video, Richard Stripp, Ph.D., Cordant’s Chief Scientific and Technical Officer, explains the different drug testing options available including urine testing, saliva testing, hair testing and blood testing. Cordant Health Solutions offers all four options.