Guilt by Saliva: Fast Facts on Swab Drug Test Kits
It’s amazing what can be done with a few tiny samples from our body. Give a company a bit of your DNA and they can recount half your family tree and a profile a rather large aspect of your health. Give me a sample of your blood and I can tell you what you’re eating. Give me a bit of saliva and I can bust you for smoking pot or drinking alcohol.
As a parent, the former two might be interesting, but the final test here is the one that gives you a lot of leverage to control your kids behavior.
When we were growing up there was little to do when it came to the idea of getting a drug test. It was far from common – not even companies did it – and there was little way to prepare for one. But that has all change with the proliferation of company wide testing in order to be gainfully employed, as well as court ordered drug testing and even offender drug testing with the threat of going back to jail should a person fail their test.
What this means for our purposes here is that all this testing research and product evolution has dramatically decreased the cost of such tests and made it possible for parents to operate a drug testing “lab” in the comfort of their own home.
If you need to run a drug test at home, here are some fast facts on swab drug test kits.
- They’re really quick.
The time it takes to gather a sample and get the results is probably the same amount of time it took you to find this article and read it. In other words, it takes just a few minutes. Definitely under 10 and more like under 5.
- They’re reasonably priced.
While not as cheap as urine tests, swab drug tests aren’t prohibitively expensive. You can buy them for $20 to $50. If you will need many of them, it’s very easy to buy them by the dozen or more online in bulk and save a respectable amount of money.
- They’re very reliable.
While it is possible to trick the results through something like “Aqua Fresh” and other sketchy products, swab testing is far harder to deceive than urine or even hair testing. The results are 99% accurate. Keep in mind the at home test kits are not inferior. They use the same technology as a lab or medical office would to conduct the test. That is why they are almost 100% accurate.
If you need to use drug tests to see what’s going on in your kids life, swab drug test kits are some of the quickest, most affordable, and trustworthy solutions you’ll ever find.