Saliva Drug Test Detection Times

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Drug detection time is the period of time during which the presence of drug in the body can be detected by drug test. This period starts when drug can be detected first time and ends when the test comes negative. It significantly varies for different drugs and different types of test. Drug metabolites usually have longer detection times, so drug tests commonly check the presence of metabolites in the sample instead of drug itself.

The starting point of this period does not always coincide the time of consuming drug, because some tests can not reveal the current use of substance. For example hair test starts detect drugs only few days after use. Drug detection time for saliva test usually starts either immediately (in case of oral way of consumption) or just few minutes after use.

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Drug detection period is not absolutely determined by the drug and type of test, because of many other factors that interact and influence the human metabolism and hence the time it takes the body to get rid of all drug metabolites.

The factors that affect detection time are:
  • Age
  • Body mass
  • Metabolic rate
  • Health condition
  • Physical activity
  • Drug tolerance
  • Amount and potency of drug used

Detection times of various drugs in the saliva


DrugDays
Amphetamines (MDA, Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine)3
Bar­bi­tu­rates of inter­me­di­ate act­ing (Butalbital, Amobarbital)3
Bar­bi­tu­rates of short act­ing (Pentobarbital, Secobarbital)2
Buprenor­phine (Buprenex, Norspan, Sub­ox­one)3
Ben­zo­di­azepines (Valium, Xanax, Lorazepam, Alprazolam, Ativan, Chlordiazepoxide, Oxazepam, Clonazepam, Triazolam, Flurazepam, Flunitrazepam)3
Cocaine, Crack3
Codeine3
Ecstasy3
Heroin2
Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, Lorcet)2
Ket­a­mine7
LSD3
Mar­i­juana2-4
Hashish, Hash Oil4
Metham­phet­a­mine3
Methadone7
Mor­phine2-7
Mush­room3
Nico­tine3-7
Opi­ates (Butor­phanol, Per­co­cet, Per­co­dan, Codeine, Oxy­codone, Oxy­mor­phone, Oxy­Con­tin, Dextropropoxyphene, Hydrocodone, Lau­danum, Hydro­mor­phone, Dilau­did, Tylox, Opana, The­baine, Rox­anol, Sadol)2-5
PCP3-5
Ritalin5
Val­ium (Diazepam)3
Xanax (Alpra­zo­lam)3

How to reduce drug detection time in saliva test


Reducing of drug detection time in saliva is useful for those who want to increase chances of passing a mouth swab drug test. First of all you must stop taking drugs as well as any other toxic substances to avoid false-positive result. One of the most effective strategies that can be used is proper brushing of teeth at least three times focusing on the cheeks, tongue and gum lines. Drink a significant amount of water to keep mouth fluids moving, eat high fat food an hour before the test to speed up drug absorption, consume mints to conceal the presence of drug chemicals inside the mouth, chew a cube of ice to dilute saliva and cut down the proportion of toxins in it. Kitchen ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and lemon juice can be used to change the acidity and pH levels of oral fluids. It is highly recommended to use special detoxifying mouthwash, such as Ultra Wash or Stinger Detox, 20-30 minutes before the test.


37 comments:

  1. How do you know your positive for meth

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  2. What if you get random saliva tests & don't have time to detox for a few days? Whats the best way to hide toxins after snorting something? Ive used the detox mouth wash for years now and its always worked but in the past few months the mouthwash has only covered some of the toxins but showed others. That part did not make sense to me. Can anybody help me out with accurate answers based on experiences not what you've been told or read. Thank you!

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  3. Ok I go to the Methadone Clinic and i take 130mg of methadone bc i was addicted to pain pills. Every month my Councler used to give me a urine drug test to make sure I am only taking the methadone, well this month they changed the urine test to a saliva test. I have been on methadone for 5 years now but I also have been taking Xanax for the last 3 years without a prescription. So my question is how can I pass a saliva test and still have methadone show up?? Please help!!

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    1. I go to a clinic to and they do saliva tests aswell. They will not check for methadone. I have been through it all. N since u take that medicine in front of them they ashe it is in ur system. N cut the cost n make a smaller detection panel. Just worry about keeping the xanax out or atleast making it a undetermined test results.

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    2. Peoplw have told me to wash your mouth out with biotene as close to the time of the saliva test as possible. If anyone uses this and can give me some feedback that would be much appreciated. Its seem to work for me.

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  4. I go to a clinic and hav had at least 3 false positves with these saliva tests over a period of 2 yrs with 2 being a few minths apart. Why does this happen and how can I avoid it?

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    1. I GO TO METHADONE CLINIC, THEY DO CHECK FOR METHADONE! THEY DO DO DO DO, OMG THE SOOO DO CHECK FOR METHADONE! BABE, MIXING BENZOS & METHADONE IS NO JOKE, IT WILL KILL YOU, ESPECIALLY HIGH AMOUNTS OF BENZOS! OMG, STOP ASAP!!

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  5. I go to a clinic and they do check for methadone

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    1. I took Xanax and Clonapen on sun and I have a mouth swab on wed will I pass

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    2. where that person got the info methadone clinics dont check for methadone is high of coarse they want your methadone levels my Questions is why do they not know Klonopin is a peek a boo drug that will sometimes show up on saliva swab tests and sometimes not I havent had a dirty swab test in 7 yrs and my couselor just informed me my last 2 swabs were dirty cuz the klonopin showed both times so they consider them dirty although i have a perscription for them i hand in every month but when I have a swab and the klonopins dont show up its considered a clean swab I going to fight it I just need documentation that it is a peek a boo drug

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  6. ifa person smoked about a 100dollars worth if crack will it be out if there saliva in 3 or 4 days?

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    1. Really? How do you think you can have a job and smoke crack? The two do not go together, a job and crack, they will just look at you and say, crackhead.So just stop smoking that poison,not worth it.

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  7. If I take my Suboxone in the morning will it show up in my Swab Test at 2:00 pm tomorrow? I haven't taken it in like 4 days but I have to have in my system for the doctor tomorrow

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    1. I have been using Listerine mouth wash and brushing my gums tongue and the roof of my mouth and even my cheeks 3 times a day for at least 3 days before the test and then I use the Listerine on the way to the clinic and when before I go to the nurses office to take the swab i run to the rest room and Listerine for 45 sec then take the swab ASAP and I pass with bensos and methadone does show up if u take a quarter that morning

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  8. I go to the clinic and i have private insurance. Well the clinic i go to used to be self pay but now they've switched yo medicaid. So they started with the mouth swabs. I have taken clonzapams since i was 11 years old. One day they have this new law that you have to go down to 80 mgs if you're prescribed.. well i take double that. So when that started I told my primary care physician to just stop my Klonopin prescription and since then I've just passed the drug screens I've never had it show up in my urine anyways. But then they started the mouth swabs and I felt the first two. I've passed two since then but I go on vacation in 18 days and have to have an exception for 3 days I'm a level 5 so I only go once a week. Have put some water in my mouth before the drug screen because I had a really bad anxiety attack 2 days before my drug screen and had to take a Klonopin mind you I only take one a day anyways. Usually what I do before the test is not take anything for 2 days and suffer through my anxiety as terrible as it is to make sure that I don't lose my levels. So with me taking one a day and a half before my drug screen I was freaking out so I put some water in my mouth before I went up to the window and used it it turn blue at the end really quickly because it was mostly water. But now I'm freaking out that I'm going to fail the test and not be able to go on vacation with my family like I do every year. I run into this anxiety issue every year because my mother-in-law goes with us on vacation she does nothing about the clinic so if I don't get my exception I would have to explain to her that I go to the methadone clinic. Can anyone tell me any success stories about not feeling for benzos but still having their Methadone in their system at a clinic? I can't find anything recent or within the past year, and as you know technology changes within a year so who knows what new things they have implemented since 2015. I just want to feel normal again damnit I've been going to the clinic for four years I guess it's time for me to stop going. I hate running into this problem every single year when I'm going on vacation with my family I don't want to miss my family vacation because I have anxiety and I go to the clinic. And it's not just a little anxiety these are full-blown panic attacks where I'm hyperventilating laying in the floor with a cold rag freaking out. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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  9. I took a urine test then right after I took a xanax bar after that I walked in to the group room and they gave me a saliva test how long does xanax take to show up in your saliva?

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    1. 3 days. This information is in the article.

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    2. These times are a little extended, from my owm personal experience. Crystal is 2 days, pot is 24 hours and I know Valiums (I'd compare to Xans) are 48 hours

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  10. Hi, my neighbour has been smoking some really strong dope, I can smell it throughout my flat (it's the flat underneath mine) this morning I woke up with a fuzzy head and red eye, I've smoked weed in the past so know the feeling, is it possible to fail a swab by passive smoking?

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  11. I will have to take a drug test this Friday coming. My drug test is a mouth swab ok my question is I have a Xanax it's only one milligram ok if I take half of that one miligram Xanax will it show up on my mouth swab by this Friday or will it be out of my system to pass the swab test?

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  12. Anybody use alere oral drug test? I smoked a jay on Tuesday and drug tested this morning. I know it says like 3 days but I'm tripping. I don't smoke much. I smoked around noon or so and took the test at 9:30am . They sent it to a lab in Virginia. Anyone have an idea?

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  13. - I do not buy this supposedly small deection periods. I just started a new clinic. I failed both salvia test so far for numerous different chemicals. That is not the reason I'm respect the saliva tests accuaracy. I took multiple different kind of benzos last time and they read back to me Xanax, klonpin, and ativan. Every other test in my life they could only find that I took a benzonot exactly which one just that it was a benzo. It also showed up fentanyl instead of just an opiate. If they have that many panels for the saliva test I would think it would be more accurate ththan a piss test. FYI, I don't believe eating poppie seeds muffins will come up a false positive, although that was a great Seinfeld epidsode+

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  14. If took a little baby piece of a strip will it show up after two days and I used Listerine I take a mouth swab

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  15. I got pulled over by cops and they tested me on drugs. I' ve been smoking weed now and then, but I haven't smoked 3 days back when I got a test. The best part is that I've been positive on amphetamines. Not THC. Can somebody explain me that?

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  16. My last test for my pc I tested positive for Xanax because I couldn't pee enough so they gave me a mouth swab. I've been begging to be put on Xanax or something due to massive anxiety, but because of my other meds, no one will put me on it. I'm on valum as a muscle relaxer, (that's why I thought this 1 time I could use Xanax because they never had tested for specific benzos, but of course I couldn't pee enough) Also in the last 2 months they've cut all my meds in half. I've been taking 8mg a day of Xanax for 7 days. I will most likely have to take another test in 10 days since this was the 1st in 3 years I've ever failed one. I'm hoping to do a swab since urine shows for at least 6 weeks. I've read all the comments, and will head all advice. I'm wondering if I take extra levothyroxyn to up my metabolism, Epson salt baths, healthy smoothies (all to rid toxins) do you think this will help as well as exercise? I can't risk failing another one. It was stupid of me! I am on meds for other things so I can't completely Wipe my system. Has anyone tried this? Thank you in advance! Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  17. I took a half of a 10mg methadone I never ever take em will it show up in a saliva drug test tomorrow morning at 9am and what can I do to make sure I pass

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  18. I hope 2 weeks is enough to pass an oral swab test at the clinic for Xanax.

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    1. 3 days at the most and you will be clean. Just brush your teeth regularly.

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    2. Well I get oral tested all the time from outpatient and work I've found the xanax is out of your system quite fast depending on how much you take like I'll do 4 .5mgs over a two day period and they are out in 3 days if that using a whitening toothpaste peroxide based is the best. Plus chewing mint fum before you take the test. Also be a where that my quill taken frequently can give you a false positive for methadone just happen to me

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  19. Help I'm on sub's, I go monthly well I've been taking 2 mg xanx a day. Well today is Tuesday I took 2mg @5 my test is Saturday at 2, they do saliva test. Will I fail or pass?

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  20. I go to a methadone clinic and they mouth swabbed me and said OPIATES AND SUBOXONE in my system. Along with THC and Xanex which was accurate and prescribed. wtf?!

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  21. hey there, can someone pls help me? i live in Louisville and my Suboxone doctor has tested me for the past 7 yrs, and for most of that time, i've kept my head down and been sober... however just recently i smoked bud and took a klonopin, I will NOT make excuses,No one made me use, besides myself, I recently lost my Best friend since childhood, and I guess I just felt like, why even bother? never the less, I went to my docs (I have to go once to see counselor, and once to see doctor a month) I was definitely not expecting the test til 2 weeks when I next see my Counselor.... BUT>> there was a new lab lady in office, I told her "I literally just went to pee ma'am" but she replied, "thats quite alright, we have MOUTH SWAB TEST now!!!!!!" this was on new to me, so i tried my best to keep it above my tongue and away from the most metabolized areas, then i panicked and went to my docs, and admitted I relapsed and told her on what, kinnda told her anyway, since i had smoked a couple without 48 hrs within saliva test but only took a 0.5 mg of klonopin 4 days prior to test. but i only admitted to the use of marijuana, not benzos

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  22. I've been a regular cocaine user and have a saliva ten days after use. The test doesn't go to a lab it is a 6 panel test. Pass or fail. Are these tests anywhere near as accurate as the lab tests and do you think I will be ok after 10 days?

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  23. If you trying to pass a Urine test buy at gnc q16carbo it's a herbal cleanse instructions in the back of the bottle

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