October 7th, 2010
Methods to Pass Saliva Drug Test.
Drug Tests are named after that body part / fluid that is used as sample for determining the consumption / non consumption of drugs. Urine drug tests are more common than other tests due to the inherent advantages of the process. Drug residues are retained in urine for longer durations than they are in blood and saliva. However their common use has also led to the development of numerous techniques, some effective others not so good, to beat them even when the person being tested is a drug user or even an addict.
Saliva is the collective of all the oral fluids produced by the saliva glands in the human anatomy. For purpose of the test a swab is placed in a person’s mouth between his lower cheek and his gums for about 2 minutes when the swab is sufficiently saturated. For this reason the test is also called as the oral swab test. The swab is then taken to the collection vial for tests or placed on a colored test strip for determining the presence of alcohol or drugs.
This test can check recent drug consumption in a much more efficient manner than other tests. However it cannot determine drugs consumed long before the drug test. Detection times range from 3 hours to 4 days. These times are different for different drugs. Here is a typical drug test timetable for detection times. Marijuana and hashish (THC) can be detected for 24 hours while benzodiazepine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine and opiates (morphine or codeine) can be detected for up to 2 to 3 days.
Not only is the sample collection easier than for other tests, the time required to confirm detection is also very less. Therefore the test can be used as a surprise or short notice test. Generally the test is declared 15 minutes before it is conducted and in this interval people are not allowed to consume anything or rinse their mouths. The only way to pass this test, if you have been drinking or using drugs, is to somehow use a special mouthwash 10 minutes before the test. This will clean your mouth of any drug or liquor residues and help you pass the test.