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Is a saliva drug test more accurate than urine samples?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
Depends: There is growing research and developments in using saliva to test for a multitude of conditions and diseases going on right now. There are saliva tests for diabetes, oral cancer, hiv, caries susceptibility (cavity risk), and more. But urine is still valuable for diagnostic testing and i don't think it is going away.
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Depends: It depends on what you are testing. Saliva is thought to be the new frontier of bioanalysis and with evaluation techniques improving this should become a valuable diagnostic modality in the future.

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