October 19th, 2010
How do I Pass a Mouth Swab Drug Test.
The saliva drug test or the mouth swab drug test, as it is generally known, is a very effective drug test in certain circumstances due to the inherent advantages it has over other methods. This test uses saliva as a sample and hence the name. Passing this test requires you to know some of its basic details in the first place.
In the mouth swab drug test a fresh swab is placed in the mouth of the person who is being tested. The swab is left there for a couple of minutes till it is saturated with saliva. This saturated swab is then either taken to the lab, if detailed analysis is required, or placed on a colored test strip, as is usually the case. The change / no change in color of the strip is the indicator of the consumption or non-consumption of drugs. All the processes involved in this test are simple and quick. The collection of the sample and its analysis can be done in almost 5 to 10 minutes. Since the sample is collected from the mouth of the person, it is impossible to tamper with the sample or to substitute it. Since the collection mechanism is simple, the test can be conducted on a surprise basis. This reduces the possibility of drug users using detoxifiers to cheat on this test. And the fact that results are available almost immediately, nullifies the waiting period and the anxieties associated with it.
The best way to pass a drug test is not to consume drugs. This test can detect consumption of alcohol in the past 4 days; use of marijuana and hashish in the past 24 hours; and consumption of cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, opiates and benzodiazepine in the past 2 to 3 days. In case you are a drug user don’t use these drugs at least for the corresponding periods. And in case you are not placed under observation, you can use detox mouthwash 5 to 30 minutes before the test. But if you are placed under observation and not allowed to do so, then getting through this test is tougher than passing a follicle drug test.