Allow the test device to reach room temperature (15ºC to 30ºC) prior to testing.
Do not place anything in the mouth including food, drink, gum, or tobacco products for at least 10 minutes prior to collection of oral fluid specimen.
- Remove the collection stick and test tube from the sealed pouch.
- Tear off the package of the collection stick.
- Insert the sponge end of the collection stick into mouth and soak sponge into saliva for 3 minutes. (Note: Time should be longer for people of little saliva. If the amount of saliva pressed into the test tube is not adequate for testing, collect more with another new collection stick and express the saliva into tube again.
- Hold the test tube vertically and place the collection stick with saturated sponge into the test tube. Make sure to fit the groove of collection stick onto the guide rail of test tube and press the collection stick to full extent.
- Press down the lid to close the test tube. Keep the test tube vertically until you begin to read the test results. (Step 4)
- Read results of alcohol test at 2 minutes and drug tests at 10 minutes (If there is a label over reading window, peel off the label to read test results).
- Do not read alcohol test result after 5 minutes and drug test results after 1 hour.
- Send the collector with collected oral fluid to the laboratory for GCMS confirmation if necessary.
Interpretation of Results
NEGATIVE: Two lines appear One color line should be in the control region (C), and another apparent color line adjacent should be in the test region (T). This negative result indicates that the drug concentration is below the detectable level.
*NOTE: The shade of color in the test line region (T) will vary, but it should be considered negative whenever there is even a faint distinguishable color line.
POSITIVE: One color line appears in the control region (C). No line appears in the test region (T) This positive result indicates that the drug concentration is above the detectable level
INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test using a new test device. If the problem persists, discontinue using the lot immediately and contact your supplier.
Alcohol Test Results
Alcohol Negative Result: The alcohol pad shows no color change (remains white or cream colored), it should be interpreted as a negative result (no alcohol present). A result where the outer edges of the alcohol pad produces a slight color but the majority of the pad remains colorless should be repeated to ensure complete saturation of the alcohol pad with oral fluid. If the second result is the same, the results should be interpreted as being negative (no alcohol present).
Alcohol Presumptive Positive Results: The Alcohol test produces a color change to green to blue in the presence of salivary alcohol 0.02 % B.A.C. or higher. At higher alcohol concentration near 0.30% B.A.C., the color may change to a dark blue-gray.