A saliva or a mouth swab drug test is done in order to check the possible use of cannabis as well as other drugs. Even despite the marijuana legalization process, the employers still subject their employees for regular drug screenings. With the easier and legal access to the psychoactive substances, even the law enforcement is more adamant about giving frequent screenings to drivers as well. For this reason, it is always better to prepare for a saliva test in order to pass it. We put together this guide for those who can potentially face a drug test at their workplaces, or any other related environments.
First of all, it is important that you understand what exactly a mouth swab test looks for, so you can get an idea and understand the reasons behind the tips we give in this guide.
The saliva and urine tests screen completely different things. On the saliva test labs look for THC, which is entirely different from THC-COOH that they look for in urine tests. The difference is that THC-COOH is a secondary metabolite, which is formed in the body after THC is oxidized in the liver. This process takes time, so urine tests cannot detect very recent use of marijuana. On the other hand, mouth swab tests that look for active THC molecules detect only what you have used very recently and cannot detect any cannabis traces in your system from previous uses.
Luckily, THC does not last long in your saliva and the tips we share in this guide will help you get rid of it as soon as possible.
If you are aware of a drug screening that is approaching, simply stop smoking weed at least 4-5 days before and you will not have any problem at all.
Wash your mouth off
If you have only several hours of warning before the test, make sure you start drinking a lot of water or other liquids to flush away the traces of marijuana from your saliva. Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth thoroughly and repeat as many times as possible. Aslo, detox mouthwash helps to get rid of all toxins.
Eat fatty food
It’s all about making sure that your saliva sample does not have traces of THC. THC is fat-soluble, so by eating fatty foods, you help THC particles to attach to the fat cells and go out of your mouth.
If you have upcoming drug test, but still want to get high, make sure that you stick to edibles rather than smoking. This is not as effective as if you completely stop cannabis intake, but in this case the traces of THC in saliva are so low that the test will not detect them.
It is important to note that all of these methods cannot guarantee the result, but you can mix and match them to get the best collective outcome of, so you will most likely be able to pass a saliva drug test with ease.