Hair Follicle Drug Testing
Hair Drug Testing
5 Panel – 10 Panel – 12 Panel
Hair Follicle Drug Test
Accredited Drug Testing Inc
provides hair drug testing in all cities and most testing centers are located within minutes of your home or office.
To schedule a hair follicle drug test call (800)221-4291.
In recent years the method to conduct drug testing has more frequently included a hair follicle drug test. Many employers, courts, and Substance Abuse professionals are requiring a hair drug test instead of a standard urine test. Hair follicle drug tests are used by employers who have zero tolerance drug use policies, courts, and individuals on probation. The primary benefit of a hair follicle drug test includes a much longer detection period for drug use which typically is up to 90 days, collected in an observed collection process, and is nearly impossible to cheat. However, when screening drug use within the last 5 days the urine test continues to be the most accurate test.
Hair Testing Process
Scheduling and getting a hair drug test is fast and easy. Once you have your authorization form, 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. The hair sample is collected and conducted utilizing strict chain of custody procedures. Once the 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.
If a donor has no hair on their body then a hair test cannot be performed!
Hair Test Results
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.
Listed below are the most common hair testing panels available:
5 Panel Hair Test
The 5-panel hair follicle test screens for the following
5 Panel w/ Expanded Opiates Hair Drug Test
The 5-panel w/ expanded Opiates hair drug test screens for the standard 5 drugs but will also screen for Opiate class drugs such as pain killers, which may indicate abuse of prescription drugs
10 Panel Hair Drug Test
The 10-panel hair drug test screens for the following
12 Panel Hair Drug Test
The 12-panel hair drug test screens for the following
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To schedule a hair follicle test, Call (800)221-4291.