Utilizes a single instrument to quantify prescription and illicit drug.
We are able to provide results within hours as compared to days or weeks with traditional matrices and instrumentation.
Although traditional matrices are routinely analyzed in forensic toxicology. For the past year oral fluid has been used as a matrix for the detection and quantification of prescription and illicit drugs in post-mortem cases.
Stable reservoir resulting in more identifications of heroin because of frequent detection of 6-acetylmorphine in oral fluid.
Collecting a viable sample in a decaying cadaver are typically rarer and often limited to putrefactive fluid in pleural cavities and/or blisters.
Oral fluid has been collected as a viable matrix even after a body has been submerged in water for up to 10 days or putrefaction has commenced.
Its capability to retain trace amounts of drugs and their ensuing metabolites indicates recent and past drug usage.
Finally, it’s cost-effective because of the broad drug panel and its exquisite sensitivity selectivity with the triple quadrupole instrument.
Clinical Toxicology Testing
No Adulteration: oral fluid can be collected in a public setting; eliminating concerns of specimen alteration and/or substitution. Your staff can witness the collection of the sample. Can be collected in a waiting or examination room.
It’s cost-effective because of the broad drug panel and its exquisite sensitivity selectivity with the triple quadrupole instrument.
Oral Fluid provides higher sensitivity and lower detection levels compared to urine testing.
Oral fluid is not a bio-hazard.
Verify that your patients are taking their prescribed medication as directed.
To ensure that your patients are not abusing their prescribed medication.