Hair Follicle Drug Testing
One of the most trusted methods of drug use detection used by law enforcement agencies, concerned parents and teachers, rehabilitation centers and other organizations is hair follicle drug testing. This test is commendable and dependable as it has a 90-day look back which means that a user can’t just quickly clean-up for negative results. It is one drug test that is nearly impossible to cheat, highly efficient yet easy to do.
Hair Drug Test Kit: How it Works
The human hair grows at a rate of approximately 0.5 inches each month. Ingested drugs manifest in the hair follicle as the drug is metabolized by the body.
HairConfirm™ is an easy-to-use at home hair follicle drug test kit that measures the specific drug molecules and metabolites produce after being processed by the human body. Trace amounts of the processed metabolites are then carried by the bloodstream into the hair follicle. This hair drug test uses a sample of at least 1.5 inches of hair to identify particular drugs used by the person being tested over the past 90 days.
How Much Hair is Needed?
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.
Drugs Detected in Our HairConfirm Regular & HairConfirm Business Test Kits
- Cocaine/Cocaine metabolites
- Opiates (Codeine, Morphine & 6-Monacteyl Morphine)
- Marijuana (THC metabolites)
- Methamphetamine (Amphetamine/Methamphetamine, Ecstasy)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
These five groups of drugs are called the SAMSHA 5, the Federal Government requirement for companies who employ commercial class drivers.
Drugs Detected in Our HairConfirm + Prescription Drugs Test Kits
- Vicodin (Hydrocodone)
- Lorcet/Lortab (Hydrocodone)
- Oxycontin (Oxycodone)
- Percocet/Percodan (Oxycodone)
- Dilaudid (Hydromorphone)