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what is the diagnostic test on saliva

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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All caps???: Hi. Wow, all caps??? You must REALLY be worried! How soon is your drug test coming up? You can get home drug tests for many substances, including mari ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
46 years experience Dentistry
None that I know of: Perhaps it is a test for illegal drugs, but I have not heard of a saliva test that requires fasting.
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Dr. Willis Hardesty
28 years experience Dentistry
None that I know: Most salivary tests in dentistry are to measure saliva production or to look at bacterial measurements for periodontal disease.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Per http://www.forensicfluids.com/oral_v_urine.htm , Delta 9 THC has been measured in oral fluid up to 72 hours after smoking.
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: especially if you are a regular user and depending on the amount used. If you are a regular user it can stay in your body for 3-4 months.
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Drug testing: Yes. Of course.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sutira Scheef
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and yes: Yes there are many diseases and illnesses that can be passed via saliva. It is standard of practice to wash hands and wear gloves in medical field esp ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Dipstick: Similar to a ph or chlorine test strip for testing swimming pool water, a nicotine test strip is placed in a saliva sample where it reacts to cotinine ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Be careful: Salivary gland cortisol is an evidence-based screening test for cushingism (not so much for addisonism), but it does not permit a diagnosis to be made ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
It could: Cocaine metabolites might show up in saliva for 1-10 days after use.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Variable, but the: Companies that manufacture the tests say that saliva can remain positive for 7-10 days, whereas blood and urine tests are generally negative within 3- ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Variable, but the: Companies that manufacture the tests say that saliva can remain positive for 7-10 days, whereas blood and urine tests are generally negative within 3- ... Read More

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