Hair Drug Testing

Hair follicle drug testing is the most accurate and effective method of finding users of drugs of abuse.

Hair Drug Testing
Hair testing is the most accurate and effective method of finding users of drugs of abuse. Using a small sample of hair cut at the scalp, hair analysis evaluates the amount of drug metabolites embedded inside the hair shaft.

Detection Period For Hair Drug Testing
Hair testing for drugs of abuse is the only drug-testing method available that provides up to a 90-day drug use history. This makes hair testing from Employer Solutions an ideal solution for pre-employment and random testing protocols. Detection period for body hairs can be much longer. Unilab Express offers Hair Drug Testing using hair from scalp as well as body hair.
It takes approximately 5-14 days from the time of drug use for the affected hair to grow above the scalp. Body hair growth rates are generally slower and cannot be utilized to determine a timeframe of drug use. 

5 Panel Hair Drug Test Includes
The Hair 5-Panel Drug Screen tests for the following drugs:
Amphetamines (including Ecstasy)
Cocaine
Marijuana (THC)
Opiates
Phencyclidine (PCP)
10 Panel Hair Drug Test Includes
Amphetamines
Barbiturates
Benzodiazepines
Cocaine metabolite
Methadone
Methaqualone (Quaaludes)
Opiates
Phencyclidine (PCP)
Propoxyphene
THC (Marijuana) metabolite (50 ng/ml)
How Is The Testing?
The initial screening test is performed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) microplate technology. ELISA is one of the current screening methods with the sensitivity to detect drugs in hair specimens. After this process, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or GC/MS/MS confirmation for presumptive positive screens. Results for specimens that screen negative for all drugs are generally available within 24 hours after specimens are received at the laboratory. Results for confirmation testing of presumptive positive screens are usually available within an additional 72 hours
Adulteration, Beating The Test?
At Unilab Express, we have not found any adulterants that can beat the hair drug test. Moreover, the risk is minimized because every collection is directly and easily observed. Bleaches, shampoos and external contaminants (i.e. marijuana smoke) have no known impact on test results. Our testing method measures the drug molecules embedded inside the hair shaft, eliminating external contamination as a source of a positive test result. Hair testing results cannot be altered with shampoos or other external chemicals.
Legally Binding?
Unilab Express takes Hair Follicle samples under strict Chain of Custody Procedures. The Test is conducted by SAMHSA, CAD and CLIA certified labs and includes third Party Medical Review Officer (MRO) verification.
Anonymous Hair Drug Test Possible?
Yes, as with many other tests Hair Follicle Testing can be taken anonymously.
Yes, the hair follicle test will be reported as having an "anonymous" donor.
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