Screening Of Drugs In Oral Fluid
Oral fluid is increasing in popularity as a forensic drug testing matrix due to its ease of collection, difficulty of adulteration, and improved technology allowing for expanded drug test profiles. Oral fluid analysis is used in workplace drug testing, criminal justice, roadside collection, post-accident, and “for cause” testing.
Implementation of a successful oral fluid testing program requires a variety of collection, sample preparation, and measurement technologies available from an array of different vendors. Agilent Technologies has partnered with Immunalysis Corporation, a global leader in oral fluid collection and screening technology, to develop the first comprehensive end-to-end solution for the collection, preparation, screening, confirmation, & quantification of drugs in oral fluid. Methodologies have been documented for the analysis of nearly 100 drugs spanning 11 drug classes including synthetic cannabinoids and the schedule II prescription medications recently recommended for inclusion in the Mandatory Guidelines for the Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs.