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HAIR FOLLICLE TESTING

Hair follicle drug testing is the most accurate way to identify drug use over a long period of time, it provides history and longer detection periods than any other drug testing method.

Since hair growth is fed by the bloodstream, drug metabolites taken orally, via injection, snorted, or smoked, are delivered into each hair strand via the bloodstream and embedded inside the hair shaft. Hence, external contaminants and commercial products like shampoos, bleaches and other hair chemicals will not alter the test results.

Human head hair grows at a rate of approximately 0.5 inches (1.27cm) each month. Every 1.5 inches (3.8cm) of head hair detects a 90 period. Testing can be conducted up to a 12-month period, hair length permitting.

ADVANTAGES OF HAIR DRUG TESTING:

  • Longer window of detection, months instead of hours/days (urine)
  • Can’t be cheated
  • Differentiates between one-off incidents and addictive behaviour.
  • Easier to collect, store and transport. We can even come to you.

 

STANDARD HAIR FOLLICLE SCREEN, TESTS FOR:

Cocaine/Cocaine metabolites

Opiates (Codeine, Morphine & 6-Monacteyl Morphine)

Marijuana (THC metabolites)

Methamphetamine (Amphetamine/Methamphetamine, Ecstasy)

Phencyclidine (PCP)

 

Hair follicle testing is commonly used in child custody cases, please contact us to dicuss special rates available for clients who qualify for legal aid.

 

OTHER DRUGS AND ALCOHOL HAIR FOLLICLE TESTING

If you have a concern or wish to test for substances, outside of the standard tests, Drug Testing services provide customised solutions that include screens for a large range of current Synthetics / designer drugs. We also have specialist screens to identify an excessive history of alcohol use to identify both abuse and/or track rehabilitation. Drug Testing Services is all about offering the solutions you need.

Call us to discuss your unique needs or to discuss pricing outside of our standard screens.