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Hair Testing for Drugs and Alcohol: What You Need To Know May Be Shocking

Drug and alcohol testing has become increasingly common in workplaces and other organizations. One of the most accurate methods of testing is the hair follicle test. In this article, we'll answer some frequently asked questions about hair testing for drugs and alcohol.

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 usually a little less. This is because it takes about 5-10 days for drug-containing hair to grow above the scalp.

Will one night of drinking show up in a hair follicle test? No, a single night of drinking will not show up in a hair follicle test. However, regular and heavy alcohol consumption can be detected in hair samples.

Can you refuse a hair follicle drug test? While it is technically possible to refuse a hair follicle drug test, employers and other organizations can refuse employment or other opportunities if a test is not taken. It is important to note that refusing a test may be viewed as an admission of drug use.

What medications can cause a false positive hair follicle test? Some prescription medications and over-the-counter medications can cause false positive results on a hair follicle drug test. That is why we have a medical doctor who will call you to verify those prescriptions to avoid a false positive.

What does a 5 panel hair follicle test for? A 5 panel hair follicle test is designed to test for the presence of five different drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, opioids, amphetamines, and PCP.

What does a 10 panel hair follicle drug test test for? A 10 panel hair follicle drug test is designed to test for the presence of ten different drugs, including Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Standard and Extended Opiates Like Hydrocodone and Hydromorphone, Marijuana, Methadone, Methamphetamines, Phencyclidine and Propoxyphene. Can a hair test detect alcohol? Yes, a hair test can detect alcohol consumption. An ETG alcohol hair follicle test can detect alcohol use going back approximately 90 days.

At Fastest Labs, we offer a range of services to meet your needs. Our pricing for hair drug testing starts at $135, and we offer hair drug tests that can get you results in as little as one business day. We can get your test done in 15 minutes, so you don't have to wait for hours like you will at other places. If you make a same-day appointment, we'll give you a $10 discount (must mention this discount).

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 trained to do the test which may lead to an incorrect result. You can save a few bucks and then lose your job.

Instant hair drug tests are also available, but they are new and unreliable. These tests are only 96% accurate and can lead to false positives or false negatives. For this reason, we do not offer instant hair drug testing at this time.

Our hair alcohol tests are available for $179, plus we can test for up to 17 different drugs and alcohol affordably.

In conclusion, hair testing for drugs and alcohol is a highly accurate and reliable method of testing. 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 your don’t fail a drug test for your job.

If you would like to make an appointment please call us at (281) 377-8456 or use this appointment link to make your appointment online.