How To Read The Oratect Saliva Drug Screen

You’ve collected the correct specimen amount and you are about to see the results. Since you have already done the hard part, collecting the sample using the collection pad, you just need to recap the device, and lay it on a flat surface so you can get the most accurate results, but it’s important to know how to read the Oratect Saliva Drug Screen results.

If everything has gone well, the results should start to show up in about 5 minutes after removing the device from the mouth. After that time, you should notice the results displaying a colored line next to the letter “C” (which stands for control) to tell you the test is running fine. If a line does not appear next to the control, then you must repeat the test with a new device.

However, it’s a little different when you look at the drug results. Based on if the drugs you are testing for are in the sample, you want to see a line next to the drug abbreviation, as it means negative. If you do NOT see any lines appear next to the drug abbreviation on the test strip, that means the sample is non-negative (a.k.a. positive) for that drug.

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Another question that may pop into your mind may be “does a faint line mean there is some drug present in the urine?” Yes it does! The presence of a test line, regardless of how faint, indicates a negative result. Even if there is some drug in the urine, if the line is present, the urine does have the MINIMUM amount of drug needed, therefore it should be considered positive. If you are unsure, you could try again with a new test.

With that being said, it brings up another reminder that if you have a drug test device that detects a wide variety of drugs (more than four); please understand that some strips might display more than a single drug result. In other words, you might see three or four drugs per strip, depending on the configuration you are using.

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