Frequently Asked Questions
GC/MS testing technology reveals drug concentration levels consistent with substance abuse. All samples are tested using a radioimmunoassay screen. Before a positive result is reported, the sample is subjected to confirmation testing with highly-accurate Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) techniques.
10 Drugs of Abuse
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
And 4 Prescription Opioids
Step 1: With your Specimen ID Card, log on to HairConfirm.com/Register to activate your hair follicle drug test before collecting your hair sample.
Step 2: Collect the hair sample and mail it to our CLIA Certified lab with the pre-paid mailer provided in your kit.
Step 3: In generally 3-9 days, a certified technician will analyze the specimen for drug metabolites. You will receive an email notification from HairConfirm when your results are ready.
Step 2: Place root ends of sample onto foil area labelled PLACE ROOT END HERE. Crimp foil end over roots. Align hair with center line and fold foil in half. Fold again lengthwise. Be careful not to crumple foil. To see our hair collection instructions please click here.
Step 1: Place foil containing your hair sample into Specimen Envelope. Seal envelope with Security Label located on the bottom right corner of your Specimen ID Card. Have donor indicate on the Label, what type of hair was used.
Step 2: Place your sealed Specimen Envelope into the clear Hair Specimen Bag and securely seal the adhesive flap. Then place the sealed bag into the prepaid shipping envelope.
Step 3: Mail your specimen through the appropriate carrier. Receive results in generally 3-9 days.
We will send you an email when your results are ready. Please allow generally 3-9 days after the specimen is mailed in order to receive results. Laboratory processing times may vary.
Please note: THC is a unique metabolite; the above does not apply to other drugs of abuse screened in a hair follicle exam. In some adults, it may be required to smoke 5-6 full joints before sufficient THC binds to the hair to produce a positive result.
In addition, if the donor is a constant marijuana user, THC can be masked by naturally occurring chemicals in the body, producing a false negative test result.
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- HairConfirm Hair Follicle Drug Test follows the cut-off levels generally accepted industry-wide. These levels are based on the minimum detection levels for Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) confirmation. The cut-off concentration level varies for each of the following drugs of abuse tested:
|Drug Class||Screening Cut off level||Confirmation Cut off level|
|AMP/mAMP||500 pg/mg hair||500 pg/mg hair|
|COC||500 pg/mg hair||500 pg/mg hair|
|OPI/MOR/6-MAM||200 pg/mg hair||200 pg/mg hair|
|PCP||300 pg/mg hair||300 pg/mg hair|
|THC||1 pg/mg hair>/td>||0.10 pg/mg hair|
|Pg/mg= picogram per milligram of hair|
After the hair sample is washed and stripped down to the shaft, it undergoes preliminary screening using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) methodology. ELISA is a proven and reliable technique used for routine drug testing.
All samples yielding positive results in the initial screening process are subjected to Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), Gas Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS/MS), or Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). These techniques are highly complex and have the ability to confirm or deny results found in a preliminary test.