Oral Fluid Drug Testing

Oral fluid drug testing is a valuable option to round out a practice’s testing protocols, achieve their program goals and increase accountability, and is as accurate and sensitive as urine drug testing. 

Navis Clinical Laboratories offers an extensive drug testing menu with over 180 metabolites and parent drugs, with more than 60 mental health testing options in oral fluid.

Benefits of Oral Fluid Testing

Snapshot of Recent Drug Use

Drug use can be detected in oral fluid almost immediately after ingestion, with a maximum detection window of 1–3 days for most drugs. It is an ideal sample choice for identifying what illicit or prescription drug an individual has or has not taken recently, including THC. The shorter detection window is also helpful when monitoring adherence in patients taking prescribed medications.

Video-Observed Collection for Telehealth

Navis Clinical Laboratories offers a video-observed oral fluid drug testing solution that supports and complements clinicans’ existing telehealth platforms.

Identification of Parent Drugs Rather Than Metabolites

Oral fluid is a direct filtrate of blood plasma, so circulating parent drugs are generally detected instead of the substances the parent drug is metabolized into.

Low Drug Concentrations Detected

Because oral fluid is a direct filtrate of the blood and shows drugs actively circulating in the bloodstream, low drug concentrations of drugs will be detected, which is an especially important consideration when testing patients who are prescribed medications such as buprenorphine, which often appear only in very low levels.

Nearly Impossible to Adulterate

Oral fluid is the ideal sample type for testing populations at risk for tampering. Oral fluid testing utilizes an observed, gender-neutral collection. As long as the proper collection protocol is followed, this testing technique is almost impossible to adulterate.

Video-Observed Oral Fluid Testing

Navis Clinical Laboratories offers a video-observed oral fluid drug testing solution for addiction treatment practices that allows you to monitor your patients’ adherence to their treatment plans and continue to provide the highest level of care to your most vulnerable patients during these challenging times.

Non-invasive and easily observed oral fluid collection can be done conveniently in the patient’s home. Entire collection process is conducted under video supervision by a remote Cordant collection specialist or a member of your staff.

Allows for continuity of care when in-office testing may not be available, ensuring the patient adheres to their treatment program.

Supports and complements providers’ existing telehealth platforms.

Above and Beyond What Other Laboratories Offer





Up to 6 Days


Up to 3 Days


7 Days to
3 Months


Up to 2 Days



Your form has been submitted.

A representative will follow up with you within one business day.