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Hair Drug Testing: What You Need to Know May Be Shocking

Drug testing is a common requirement in many workplaces. Employers want to ensure that their employees are drug-free, and as a result, they may require a hair drug test. If you are scheduled for a hair drug test, here is what you need to know.

How far back can a hair drug test show? Hair drug testing can detect drug use going back 90 days, although the standard testing period is a little less because it takes about 5-10 days for drug-containing hair to grow above the scalp. If you use body hair it can go back further.

Will one night of drinking show up in a hair follicle test? Regular and heavy alcohol consumption can be detected in hair samples but the occasional drink will not.

What if I refuse my hair drug test. Refusing a drug test can have serious consequences, including losing your job. If you are concerned about the test, you should speak to your employer. It is important to understand that refusing the test may be viewed as an admission of guilt.

What medications can cause a false positive hair follicle test? There are many prescriptions that can cause this. Your employer drug test and our tests have a medical review officer that will verify those prescriptions and clear the test as negative, as long as you have a valid prescription.

What does a 5 panel hair follicle test for?

A 5 panel hair follicle test tests for the following drugs:

• Cocaine

• Marijuana

• Opiates

• Methamphetamine


What does a 10 panel hair follicle drug test test for?

A 10 panel hair follicle drug test tests for the following drugs:

• Cocaine

• Marijuana

• Opiates Including Extended Opiates like Hydrocodone and Hydromorphone

• Methamphetamine


• Amphetamines

• Barbiturates

• Benzodiazepines

• Methadone

• Propoxyphene

Hair Drug Tests: Pricing and Testing Options

There are various options for hair drug testing, including instant tests. Instant hair tests are new and unreliable, and as a result, they are only 96% accurate, leading to false positives or false negatives. This is why we refuse to do them at this time.

At our testing facility, hair drug tests start at $135, and results can be obtained in as little as one business day (extra fees . Our testing process is efficient, and we guarantee that your test will be done in 15 minutes. We also offer a $10 discount for same-day appointments.

Can a hair test detect Alcohol?

Yes, there are specific hair tests available to test for alcohol. Ours start at $179.

We want to remind our customers that at-home hair drug tests are unreliable and are not used by employers. It can take weeks to get results from these tests, and the person doing their own test is not certified to do the test which can lead to incorrect results. Is your job worth the $20 dollars you save by trying to do it yourself?

In conclusion, hair testing for drugs and alcohol is a highly accurate and reliable method of testing when your test is collected by professionals. If you need to take a hair drug or alcohol test, it's important to use a reputable testing facility to ensure accurate results. At our facility, we offer fast service and results that you can rely on to ensure you don’t fail a drug test for your job.

If you would like to make an appointment please call us at (832) 430-3177 or use this appointment link to make your appointment online.