Marijuana Detection Using Oral Fluid Drug Testing

New technology in oral fluid drug testing has proven effective in detecting recent drug use, especially in marijuana.

Data from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ revealed that marijuana positivity has increased nearly 75% in oral fluid drug testing in the last 3 years.

The latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ insights

Increases in illicit drugs, including cocaine, drive workforce drug positivity to highest rate in 12 years

Overall positivity in urine drug testing among the combined U.S. workforce in 2016 was 4.2 percent, a five percent relative increase over last year’s rate of 4.0 percent, and the highest annual positivity rate since 2004.

Benefits of Blue Oral-Eze

Quest Diagnostics Oral-Eze® Oral Fluid Collection System and its sample adequacy window help to ensure that a sufficient volume of oral fluid is collected to yield a valid laboratory test result.

Quest Diagnostics Oral-Eze® Oral Fluid Collection System and its sample adequacy window help to ensure that a sufficient volume of oral fluid is collected to yield a valid laboratory test result. The Oral-Eze sample adequacy window clearly shows the collector that a satisfactory sample quantity has been collected.

On-Site Collections

On-site collection services can help simplify and streamline your drug testing program by allowing your applicants and employees to provide specimens in a more convenient and timely manner.

Our mobile collection network is designed to help keep employees working and productive. Collections performed at your workplace or job site offer several advantages including simplified logistics, reduced employee downtime, and the convenience of not having to coordinate the collection process.

2016 Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™

Drug Positivity in U.S. Workforce Rises to Highest Level in a Decade

Following years of declines, the percentage of employees in the combined U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs has steadily increased over the last three years to a 10-year high, according to an analysis of nearly 11 million workforce drug test results by Quest Diagnostics.

A Comprehensive Guide to Establishing a Workplace Drug Testing Program

Your company can accurately and reliably screen job applicants and employees with the right plan in place

Substance abuse takes a heavy toll on businesses, costing billions of dollars in lost productivity and increased healthcare spending each year. Drug testing programs aim to filter out drug users and deter drug use in the workplace.  Our guide can help you design an effective program with what is most appropriate for your business, industry, workforce type and location. Some important criteria to consider are: reasons for testing, drug test solutions (urine, oral and hair), substances to screen for and drug test collections.

Oral Fluid Marijuana Screening White Paper

Research evaluates the stability of THC using the Oral-Eze® Oral Fluid Collection System

Data shows that Oral-Eze® provides consistent, reproducible drug recovery and stability of THC when compared with other oral fluid testing devices.

Challenging the Poppy Seed Defense White Paper

Research by Quest Diagnostics compares the impact of the consumption of raw poppy seeds and poppy rolls in urine and oral fluid drug tests.

Research from Quest Diagnostics helps employers to understand if eating poppy seeds can produce a positive drug test for a job applicant or employee.

Lab-based vs. instant oral fluid drug testing

Compare oral fluid drug testing options and identify the advantages of each testing technology

In this white paper, Quest Diagnostics explores the differences between lab-based urine and oral fluid testing. All of the questions above are answered along with practical suggestions about how to implement an employee drug testing program based on both of these options.

25th anniversary of DTI

Drug Testing IndexTM 25th anniversary edition

Download a copy of the 2013 Drug Testing Index, a 25 year analysis of workplace drug use

Drug use among American workers has declined dramatically over the past 25 years. In a landmark edition of the Drug Testing Index, Quest Diagnostics shares a timeline of the evolutions in our industry that have contributed to that progress towards safer workplaces.

Drug testing ROI calculator

Calculate the ROI of workplace drug testing

Learn the costs of workplace drug use and calculate your savings with our ROI calculator

Absenteeism, accidents, claims, and theft are just some of the costs of workplace drug use. See the ROI of implementing a drug testing program in this white paper.

The accuracy of hair testing

Hair testing drug recovery study proves process accuracy and dependability

Our hair testing process proven to result in excellent recovery of drug concentration across all five drug classes.