Evaluation of On-Site Oral Fluid Drug Screening Technology

With the significant increase in drug use, legal and otherwise, in the United States, recent studies by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) have found significant increases in drivers testing positive for marijuana. On-site or field testing for many of the drugs in question is either not available yet or not scientifically tested. The objective of this project is to ensure on-site drug screening devices, in a laboratory setting, are accurate and reliable, precise and sensitive to drug(s) specified by the manufacturer. Five currently available oral fluid drug screening devices were selected for testing. This testing will provide impartial data to NHTSA regarding the forensic reliability of on-site drug screening devices in a laboratory setting.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study is being conducted under the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program, which is administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and jointly managed by NHTSA and the Governors Highway Safety Association.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $385652
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590

    Governors Highway Safety Association

    444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 722
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Atkins, Randolph

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Forensic Science Technology Center

    8285 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 125
    Largo, FL  United States  33777
  • Principal Investigators:

    Atkins, Randolph

  • Start Date: 20160927
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200000
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Drug Impaired Driving
  • Subprogram: NCREP

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01629738
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: GS02F0081U
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2017 1:51PM