How to Pass Amazon’s Oral Swab Drug Test (What You Need to Know…)
Oral swab drug tests, also known as saliva drug tests, are used to detect drug residues that remain in a person’s mouth after drug use. Companies like Amazon use them to test employees for illegal drug use.
Since Amazon’s drug testing policy has changed several times over the years, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about when and how Amazon conducts oral swab tests for drug use. This article will explain some of the details of Amazon’s drug testing policy, as well as some ways to ensure you pass these tests.
How to Pass Amazon’s Oral Swab Drug Test
The best way to pass any type of drug test is to not use drugs. There are exceptional cases where medical drugs can cause false positives on drug tests, but these are rare and you can usually prove yourself clean by showing a subscription. That being said, understanding the test itself can go a long way toward keeping a job.
Recently, Amazon relaxed their drug testing policy, allowing marijuana users to keep their jobs. They even graciously reinstated people who had previously been fired for testing positive for marijuana. Obviously, using other illegal drugs or being intoxicated at work can still get you into trouble.
Oral swab tests are performed by professional technicians. Amazon performs these tests at random, or as part of an investigation into suspected illegal behavior.
The exact policies governing oral swab testing vary by region. If you’re curious, you can contact Human Resources to ask about the exact policy for your location.
Can I have a mouth swab if I smoked the night before?
according to Fmahealth.org, the buccal swab test is used to detect residues from oral drug use. The components that leak into saliva from the bloodstream are usually not enough to be detected by a buccal swab test. This means that the oral swab test is used to detect residues between 5 minutes and 25 hours after use.
This means that if you have ingested or smoked marijuana for more than 24 hours, the oral swab test may not detect them. However, to be on the safe side, it is best to avoid the drug entirely. Other drugs have longer detection windows.
Of course, as mentioned earlier, Amazon has relaxed some drug policies. This means that not only will they no longer fire employees who test positive for marijuana use, they will also be accepting applications from people who have previously been disqualified for marijuana use.
These policy changes are due to changes in marijuana legality in much of the United States. Another factor contributing to the decision was the disproportionate impact of marijuana drug testing on people of color, according to the report.
Of course, marijuana use at work is still a no-no, so it goes without saying that it’s best to stay awake while actually working.
How far back do oral swab drug tests go?
For marijuana (whether smoked or ingested), a mouth swab will detect residue between 5 minutes and 24 hours. However, for most other illicit drugs (cocaine, opiates, methamphetamine, etc.), the testing time has been up to three days.
If you want to pass the oral swab test, you must avoid these drugs for three days or more. Again, staying awake is the best way to pass any drug test.
What can a mouth swab test detect?
Oral swab tests can often detect a variety of popular recreational drugs, including but not limited to:
- other amphetamines
If you habitually use these substances without a prescription, you may be at risk of testing positive on Amazon’s oral swab test. If you have a prescription, you may still have trouble using psychoactive substances at work.
Fortunately, since the oral swab test is only available for recent (3 days) drug use, Amazon usually only tests you when they have immediate reason to suspect that you have been poisoned. That being said, some places do random testing, so it’s best to plan for the worst.
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If you’re concerned about getting hit by a buccal swab test while working at Amazon, your best bet is to educate yourself about Amazon’s testing policy, and the mechanics behind buccal swab testing. Of course, staying awake is always the best way to pass any drug test.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to fire in the comments section.