In the 1999 film American Beauty, Colonel Frank Fitts knocks on the door of his teenage son’s room and asks for a urine sample. His son, Ricky, asks if he can do it the next morning, instead. After his dad leaves the room, Ricky takes a bag of frozen urine out of his fridge and leaves it to thaw overnight. Later, Ricky reveals has been purchasing urine from a pediatrician’s office in order to conceal his drug use from his dad.

A lot has changed since 1999, but one theme reigns eternal:  parents will always worry about their kids and look for ways to keep them safe. If you are reading this, perhaps you are a concerned parent, yourself. Maybe you’ve tried the usual routes of talking to your child about the risks of drug use and establishing clear expectations and consequences, but your gut still tells you something is up. Not to mention that your kid is like a modern-day Ricky when it comes to covering his tracks! If only there was an easy, fail-proof way to know that your family is making healthy choices.

Well, as the saying goes, “There’s an app for that.” The Clearlee app, to be specific. When paired with a remote saliva testing kit, Clearlee enables convenient, accurate, and dignified drug testing. 

What is remote saliva testing?

Remote testing can be done anywhere. All that is required is a test kit, a smartphone, and a Wifi or cellular connection. Clearlee test kits are lightweight, smaller than a deck of cards, and easily portable.

Using saliva samples creates a more dignified testing process. (There is nothing dignified about peeing in a cup!) Saliva tests accurately detect drug use within the past 24–48 hours, providing a clear picture of recent drug use.

The “virtual” aspect of Clearlee’s testing program refers to the app, used to record the sample collection process. Sample collection is then validated by a combination of facial recognition technology and human review.

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Clearlee offers three tiers of testing programs, varying in test frequency and program duration. Explore our options below and find what works best.

What are the advantages of remote saliva testing compared to traditional testing?

Traditional testing is outdated, expensive, and ultimately, ineffective. Traveling to a laboratory for regular, supervised testing is time-consuming and awkward. It’s no wonder compliance with such programs is often lacking! Here are just a few of the advantages of remote saliva testing when compared to traditional testing:


Clearlee’s saliva tests take less than 20 minutes to complete, no travel time required. Moreover, results are typically ready in less than 60 minutes, instead of the 2-3 day processing time of traditional tests.


Saliva samples are easy to collect, especially when compared with urine samples. The Clearlee app will walk your loved one through the collection process in just a few, simple steps.


Unlike traditional tests, saliva testing does not require specialized equipment or trained personnel for sample collection and analysis, making it a more affordable option for many families. Clearlee offers programs at 3 different price points to meet your family’s specific needs, with a per test cost that is significantly less than urinalysis.


The accuracy of saliva testing is comparable to that of traditional tests. Clearlee’s saliva tests are 99% effective and cannot be cheated or adulterated like urine tests.


Clearlee saliva tests are random, and can be completed 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When it’s time to take a test, the Clearlee app sends a notification, allowing 8 hours to complete the test. This puts accountability squarely in the hands of your loved one so that you don’t have to police the process!


Remote saliva testing can be used for a variety of substances, including cocaine, marijuana, and opiates.


Clearlee testing kits are delivered directly and discreetly to your home, circumventing an awkward trip to the local drugstore or testing facility. And remote saliva tests can be done in privacy, unlike traditional tests.

The paramount concern for any parent is the safety and well-being of their child. With technology comes new, more effective ways to ensure that your loved one is making healthy choices today for a brighter tomorrow. Remote saliva testing offers a convenient, accurate, affordable, and discreet alternative to traditional drug tests. Whether you are concerned about your child’s ongoing use, or wish to deter them from starting drugs in the first place, you can empower your loved one to take responsibility for their health and their choices. Because parenting is hard enough; drug-testing doesn’t need to be.

About the Author: Clearlee

Clearlee is the perfect companion for organizations and professionals involved in substance use detection, recovery, compliance, and care. Our partnership programs will streamline your operations, deliver timely and reliable test results, and encourage your clients to hold themselves accountable in your collective pursuit of long-term wellness.

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