HairConfirm® can be purchased from a number of online retailers or at a pharmacy near you.
HairConfirm® Kit Contents
Includes all the necessary contents to send your hair sample to the lab
|Hair Specimen Bag
Insert foil containing hair sample into specimen bag
|Hair Sample Collection Instructions
Step-by-step details for how to use HairConfirm®
|Hair Specimen Transport Foil
Hair sample must be placed in foil for analysis
|Hair Specimen Envelope
Place foil with hair sample into specimen envelope
|Specimen ID Card
Includes ID number and passcode for registration
|Prepaid Shipping Envelope
Place specimen bag in shipping envelope for delivery to lab
Hair vs. Urine Drug Testing
|Hair Drug Test||Urine Drug Test|
|Type of Test||Lab confirmation||Instant preliminary|
|Number of Panels||10 or 14||1 or 4|
|Wait Time for Results||5-7 Business Days||5 Minutes|
|Results Delivery||Private online account||On-the-spot|
|Ideal For||Parents, educators, counsellors||Anyone|
|Other Requirements||*Lab fee sold separately||Confirmation test not included|
What is Hair Drug Testing?
Hair drug testing is unlike over-the-counter urine drug testing which only offers preliminary findings. HairConfirm® provides you with 100% accurate GC/MS laboratory confirmed results that you can have at your fingertips through a private online portal.
How to Collect a Hair Sample
- 1. Isolate a section of 90-120 strands of hair.
- 2. With a pair of scissors, cut the lock as close to the scalp as possible.
- 3. Align roots of hair with centerline on foil. Fold foil lengthwise to secure sample.
- 4. Insert foil into hair specimen envelope.
- 5. Insert envelope into specimen bag.
- 6. Insert specimen bag into prepaid shipping envelope.
- 7. Mail hair sample to the address printed on the shipping envelope.
How much hair is needed?
1.5 inches of hair obtained from as close to the scalp as possible is needed to run the GC/MS laboratory test. The standard hair follicle test requires at least 90-120 strands of hair up to 1.5 inches in length. The type of hair and its thickness mark the differences in the amount of hair required to perform this test.
If more than 1.5 inches of hair is submitted, please note only 1.5’’ will be tested and the remainder will be discarded. If you cannot provide a sufficient hair sample from the scalp, body hair amounting to a cotton ball can also be submitted.
Where do I register my hair drug test?
In order to view your laboratory results, you must first register your test kit at hairconfirm.com/register. This step must be completed before sending the hair sample to the lab so the lab knows where to send final results.
When will I receive my test results?
It usually takes 2-3 business days for the laboratory to receive you hair sample. From there, please wait another 2-3 days for the lab to process the sample and deliver your results. Results are delivered electronically to the account you set up at registration.