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Foley's Guide to Oral Fluid Drug Testing Registration

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Simplify your DOT drug testing with a quick swab

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has expanded its federal drug testing program to include oral fluid drug testing (also known as saliva drug testing) as of June 1, 2023. This innovative method offers numerous advantages over traditional urine drug testing.

For employers to use saliva drug tests, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will need to certify at least two laboratories for oral fluid testing, which has yet to be completed. Foley’s DOT compliance experts will keep you informed as the details of this ruling are finalized.



Why Oral Fluid Testing is Your Best Option for DOT Drug Screens

Companies like yours will soon be able to choose between urine and saliva drug tests, meaning you will have more control over the effectiveness of your DOT drug testing program. 

Oral fluid drug testing offers numerous advantages over urine drug testing, including:

  • Collection Process – Oral fluid testing offers a straightforward and less invasive collection process. Instead of sending employees or potential hires to a collection site, it can be administered in-house by a trained individual.
  • Detection Window – Since oral fluid testing has a generally narrow detection window (five to 48 hours), detecting recent drug use may be more feasible, such as for a post-accident drug testing.
  • Accurate Results – “Cheating” a saliva drug test is virtually impossible, meaning precise results are much more likely to be produced.
  • Turnaround Time – Results of oral fluid tests are typically ready within 24 hours or less, allowing you to make informed hiring decisions quickly and minimize downtime.

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