ETG / ETS Hair Follicle Test
Hair Follicle ETG / ETS Alcohol Test: Specimen Type: Hair Follicle
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ETG Hair Alcohol Testing
When alcohol is consumed, your body processes it the same way it would a burger, fries and shake - it breaks it down. Part of the process of breaking down alcohol involves releasing something called the ETG metabolite into the body. ETG is a metabolite that travels through the bloodstream; it can be measured and detected in many of the same ways drug testing is performed. Not only does it show up in the urine, ETG also appears in hair.
How does the hair alcohol test work?
This test is a very reliable way to determine if alcohol has been consumed; the process works much like a hair follicle test. We only need a pencil-sized hair sample to get started. The hair is processed by getting mixed with chemicals that will analyze the presence of the metabolite within the hair shaft.
The advantages of ETG Hair Testing
Tamper-proof - You can’t cheat a hair test; this is an extremely dependable way to determine if alcohol has been consumed.
Timeframe - Other alcohol tests can only let you know if alcohol has been consumed within the past day or week, our test detects months of alcohol consumption.
Variety of uses - This can be requested for a court-ordered testing or DUI cases.
Visit a Kansas City area location for a ETG hair test. Call us, walk-in, or schedule online.
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Be prepared for your drug test...
- Bring your Government Issued Picture ID
- Bring Drug Test Paperwork or Authorization
- Complete TSL Intake Form & HIPAA Disclosure
- Pay for your Test on the same day it happens
- Make sure you are hydrated if you are performing a Urine Test
- Expect to have your nail polish removed if getting a Nail Drug Test
- We do not need your prescription information but a Medical Review Officer (MRO) may contact you after collection to verify your medications.
- For urine testing, plan on arriving 3 hours before we close (1 hr minimum) to provide a cushion of time for a shy bladder situation.
- For hair testing, be sure to dry your hair completely before arriving.
- For nail testing, be sure to clean your nails with soap and water before arriving. Also, artificial nails and polish must be removed.
What Are Your Hours?
- All Test Smartly Labs are open Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm
- The Overland Park Testing Center is also open from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays
Do We Need To Have An Appointment?
- No appointment is required to come into our labs, and all of our locations are on a walk-in basis. However, it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. If your situation requires special time considerations, please call us to determine if it would be better to arrange an appointment time.
Do I Need Doctors’ Orders For Testing?
- No doctors’ orders needed, we are a Direct-Access Testing Center. You are encouraged to consult your medical professional with your lab test results.
What’s The Turnaround Time For Lab Work?
- Average turnaround time is 2-5 business days depending on the complexity of the lab work. Most tests are available in 2-3 days.
Do You Need A List Of My Medications For A Drug Test?
- Per protocol, the lab techs are not allowed to receive or ask for your medications. A medical review officer or MRO, a licensed physician who specializes in toxicology, will call you and ask for your medications and your physician’s phone number if it’s detected in your sample during testing. The MRO will then call your physician to verify your medications.