Drug testing is used for a variety of purposes, ranging from pre-employment screening to probation random drug testing of those who have criminal convictions. If you are a candidate for random drug testing, and if you are concerned about your use of illicit or recreational drugs, it is prudent to understand how the latest drug tests may be manipulated for optimal results.
A mouth swab drug test, much like a hair follicle drug test, is a unique form of drug test that is believed to provide more sensitive drug testing results than a urine drug test. If you are a candidate for a mouth swab drug test, you can expect the results will provide details into not only what type of drugs you may be using, but also provide some details into how long ago these same drugs were used.
When there is a concern about your test results during a mouth swab drug test, there are some steps you can take to make the mouth swab test more difficult for a laboratory to read. While many labs can bypass breath mints and other short term mouth washes, a change to your diet and provide a more difficult test result to read. Your diet, therefore, can play a key role in changing the outcome of your mouth swab drug test results.
Eating a diet that is higher in fat, and low in carbs, will provide for a change in your body composition that will physiological change the composition of your saliva. A high protein, low carb diet is typically the most ideal type of diet for those who are candidates for mouth swab drug tests as these diets are also high in fat and it is this high composition of fat that will result in a masking effect to any drugs used. When a mouth swab drug test is performed, the saliva created from a high fat diet can lead to a false negative test result even if you have used illicit or recreational drugs recently.
While not all drug tests can be manipulated in such a fashion, if you are subject to any type of drug screening, it is always wise to avoid using drugs of any type. But, if you have an addiction, or if you use drugs on a routine and random basis, consider this type of dietary change to manipulate the drug test results in an effort to obtain a more favorable outcome. Ultimately, you may not be able to avoid the positive results even with the best modifications to your physiological and chemical make-up.
Sources: Passing Drug Tests, by Kenn Biscranium