Oral Fluid / Saliva Drug Testing

How we perform Oral Fluid (Saliva) Drug Testing

Saliva drug testing is the ideal testing method for random, incident, cause and return-to-work testing in most workplaces.

Whilst many drug testing service providers will use a visually interpreted test kit, Relevant Drug Testing Solutions use the latest in electronic testing equipment to provide a completely auditable trail from start to finish of your drug testing program. 

The use of such devices ensures no operator objectivity or subjectivity as the device completes all analysis independently to the same standard at all times. Relevant's test device has been independently evaluated by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) to meet the requirement of AS/NZS 4760-2019. It also allows for samples to be heated automatically if required should the testing be conducted in a colder environment. 

Timed incubation and analysis period ensures for even greater quality control not allowing operators to "speed up" the test to enable for more tests to be completed within a set timeframe.

Process of an Oral Fluid / Saliva Drug Test

Saliva Drug Test Sample Collection

Donor collects own saliva sample under supervision.

Adequacy Indicator

Adequacy indicator establishes when sufficient sample collected.

Analysis of Saliva Drug Test

Sample analysed in electronic drug detection equipment.

Workplace Drug Testing

Printed result available directly after analysis.

Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4760-2019

Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4760-2019 (Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs in oral fluid) forms the foundation of how Oral Fluid (Saliva) drug testing must be undertaken.   

Standards New Zealand- Drug Testing