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Hair Testing

The testing of hair follicles is on of the most informative type of drug testing available. It can provide information about drug use for up to three months. A sample of hair equal to the width of a pencil or the size of a cotton ball, if the hair is curly, is needed so a person will not need to worry about a larger patch being removed. While it is typical for hair follicles on the head to be removed, if none is available, they can be taken from other places on the body. Because of the amount of information provided with a hair test, they are typically higher in price of the three options. However, hair drug testing will give you all information possible that is needed for an employee, future candidate, etc. 


What Does A Hair Drug Test Detect?

A hair follicle drug test screens for illicit drug use and the misuse of prescription medication. It’s typically used to test for:

  • Amphetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • PCP
  • Opioids (codeine, morphine, 6-acetylmorphine)

Why Choose a Hair Drug Test?

  • We provide several options for drug tests, you as an employer might prefer hair drug testing because:
  • There is a longer detection period - usually up to 90 days
  • It does not require puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity. Hair drug test involve a noninvasive collection process
  • If an employee or candidate briefly discontinues drug use, it usually won’t affect test outcomes
  • It is nearly impossible to cheat a hair drug test
  • Because a lab can easily retest the same sample multiple times the results can be verified for accuracy

The Place I Go offers a variety of drug testing options, including hair drug testing, to assure accurate pre-employment, random and after accident screening keeping your workforce safe and healthy. Contact us to learn more about our drug testing programs.

Are you wondering which type of drug testing is best? Contact The Place I Go at 970-216-1983. We will be able to walk you through all of our services to help you find the best option for your needs.