Hair Drug Test

by | Apr 24, 2023 | 0 comments

Scheduling and getting a hair drug test is fast and easy. Hair drug testing panels can be done in

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Once you have your authorization form that we have mailed to you and you must wait atleast 30 days from the date of the suspected incident, simply walk into the collection site with a photo ID and the drug testing specialist will cut approximately 120 strands of hair at approximately 1.5 inches in length. Once the hair follicle collection process is complete, the hair is sealed, packaged, and sent to a certified laboratory for analysis. Drug testing centers require at least 1.5 inches of hair to perform this test and the hair generally needs to come from the crown area of the head. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the average hair growth is approximately 1/2 inch per month and collecting 1.5 inches long hair sample from the crown of the head, would detect drug use for an approximate 90-day lookback period for the drug test. however, if the donor does not have head hair certain testing centers can use hair from the chest, leg or armpit to conduct a body hair collection. A common misconception is that a hair follicle drug test is plucked from the roots of someone’s head. In actuality the hair is cut from the head closest to the scalp and the laboratory will test for the actual drug metabolites transferred from the body’s bloodstream and are embedded in the hair strand.

Once the hair sample has been analyzed by a certified laboratory it will then be reviewed and verified by a Medical Review Officer (licensed Physician) who will then release the results. Generally results for a hair test will be available in approximately 5-7 business days from when the specimen reaches the laboratory for testing. If a hair specimen requires further confirmation testing, this may delay the result reporting.

Urine cut-off levels are expressed in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or as a weight of drug per unit volume of urine. Hair cut-off levels are expressed in picograms per milligram (pg/mg) or as a weight of drug per unit weight of the hair.

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