Hair Follicle Drug Testing

Hair follicle testing is one of the drug testing industry’s most popular drug tests.

It’s used very often in court cases when judicial decisions hinge on drug test results. It’s also many employers’ preferred drug testing method, especially when checking people who work in positions that rely on safety and reliability.

If you have a zero-tolerance environment for drugs, hair drug testing is a great option.

How Does Hair Follicle Testing Work?

When someone intakes drugs, in any method, the drug will enter the bloodstream. The bloodstream connects the entire body, including the hair follicle and hair shaft.

If drugs are in your bloodstream, they will make their way to the hair shaft and into the protein called keratin that’s part of your hair.

When we perform your hair drug test, our trained collectors will collect a pencil-sized hair strand (ideally from the crown of the head and as closely to the scalp as possible) and send it off for testing. It will be liquified with a chemical compound that will then test for the presence of drugs.

Why choose Hair Follicle Testing?

Hair follicle testing is popular for a reason. Here’s why:

  • 14-90 days – a hair drug test will most accurately detect drug use within this window of time.
  • Chronic users: The affordability, reliability and speed of results make it one of the best tests for chronic drug users.
  • 3-5 days – that’s how quickly you’ll get the test results.
  • No cheating: there’s no proven way to cheat a hair follicle drug test.

To learn more, contact us.