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  • What can a hair follicle test detect'?
    A hair follicle test can reveal: Cannabinoids Medications Alcohol Amphetamines, including methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), and MDEA (eve) Cocaine Opiates such as heroin, codeine and morphine opioids such as tillidin, tramadol, naloxone, fentanyl Benzodiazepines Synthetic drugs (LSD, ICE etc.)
  • What happens during the test?
    A hair analysis for alcohol as well as a hair analysis for drugs can take place in the healthcare system, at work or at home. To conduct the test, a strand of hair is cut near a person's scalp and sent to our laboratory. Prescription drugs and certain foods such as poppy seeds could contain compounds that can lead to false positive results. To rule this out, hair samples are processed in two steps. The first step involves an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, which is a rapid screening method. If the ELISA test returns a positive result for a particular substance, the lab technician will retest the hair sample using confirmatory chromatographic tests, such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). exclude false positives.
  • How accurate is a hair analysis for drugs or hair analysis for alcohol?
    Laboratory hair drug analysis is a very accurate and reliable method of determining long-term drug, alcohol or medication use. On average, hair grows 1 cm per month. For example, with hair that is 12 cm long, it is possible to prove consumption in the last year. However, these tests cannot determine the exact date of drug use because hair growth rates can vary widely in different people.
  • What is a drug hair analysis or alcohol hair analysis?
    A hair drug test determines patterns of alcohol or drug use over a period of time. In the private area, hair of any length can be examined. Hair that is 30 cm long can also be examined, which would then correspond to consumption about 2.5 years ago. The longer the hair, the higher the dilution factor and the less precise the result. In court (especially at the MPU) a maximum of 3 cm is permitted for alcohol and a maximum of 6 cm for drugs. Testers can also use hair analysis to search for a specific drug, or they can test a single hair sample for multiple different drugs or classes of drugs. Because drug consumption is versatile.
  • How do I use the home test?
    Read the instructions that came with the kit carefully and take a hair sample as described. Now wrap the hair sample in a piece of foil.Place the foil wrapped hair in the included envelope. You then send the envelope to our laboratory for analysis.The results of a hair analysis for drugs or hair analysis for alcohol can then be negative, positive or inconclusive: Negative A negative result means that the laboratory could not detect alcohol or drug use in the hair sample, or after a positive ELISA screening, could not confirm the results with GC-MS. Positive Hair samples that give a positive result for ELISA tests are subjected to a second test, for example GC-MS.A positive result with confirmatory tests means that the laboratory has confirmed the presence of specific alcohol or drug metabolites in the person's hair sample. Not conclusive If the hair sample is contaminated or something goes wrong during the test, the lab may declare the result inconclusive. In these cases, an individual may need to provide the lab with a new hair sample.
  • What are the tests used for?
    An individual may be required to undergo drug testing for employment, legal, or medical purposes. Additionally, some companies require prospective employees to complete a drug test as part of their application process, particularly for jobs with a high risk of injury.Employers such as B. Airlines or any type of trucking company (taxi, trucking company, etc.) may also conduct random drug testing for current employees.Drug tests are often requested after serious accidents or incidents in every division andCourts can require drug testing for people on probation or in custody, adoption and domestic violence cases.Health care providers are also requesting testing for people at risk of drug or alcohol abuse. However, it is important to note that drug testing generally requires an individual's written consent.
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