Hair Follicle Testing

 

What is Hair Follicle Testing?

Hair follicle testing is a process in which a small hair sample is collected from a donor's head or body is screened for the use of illicit substances. Hair follicle testing detects people who choose a lifestyle of drug use as opposed to one off use. Testing provides a history and longer detection periods than any other drug testing methods.

Hair growth is fed by the bloodstream, drug metabolites taken orally, via injection, snorted, or smoked, are delivered into each hair strand via the bloodstream and embedded inside the hair shaft. Hair analysis can accurately detect drugs used up to 90 days prior to the test. Each 3.8cm sample of hair provides a 90-day history of drug use.

 

What drugs can be tested for?

  • Amphetamines / Methamphetamine
  • Cannabis
  • Opiates
  • Cocaine
  • PCP
  • Other drug groups (including Alcohol) can be tested upon request

Resultz Group offer a range of hair drug panels to suit your needs. Suitable evidential testing for Family courts and a range of other applications, please contact us for advice and to discuss pricing.

Benefits of Hair Follicle Drug Testing:

  • Longer detection timeframe months instead of hours/days
  • Hair samples cannot be substituted or diluted and are difficult to adulterate (cheat)
  • Collections are safe and simple
  • Head hair is preferred but body hair can be used
  • Greater accuracy than other traditional testing methods
  • Results are valid and admissible in court