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Court Ordered Hair Testing

Court Ordered Hair Testing

Last updated on October 2nd, 2020 at 05:05 pm

Court Ordered Hair Testing

Many of the phone calls we have received lately are for court ordered hair testing.  Hair drug testing is unique as it has a longer look back period about 30 days for each one half inch of hair up to 90 days.  So for an individual with at least one and a half inches of hair, the look back period for a hair drug test can be up to 90 days.  We do have one specialty laboratory that can test longer hair for up to six months.

Sometimes called a hair follicle test, the hair drug test does not test the hair follicle.  The hair is cut as close to the scalp as possible.  It is very difficult to cheat on a hair test as every hair collection is observed.  Products on the market that claim to wash drugs out of the hair do not work as the lab tests for the metabolites of the drugs embedded in the hair shaft via the hair follicle.  It is not possible to wash out these drug metabolites with shampoos or with other chemicals.

Besides head hair, body hair can also be tested.  This is usually from the underarms, legs or arms.  With body hair the amount of hair needed for the hair test needs to be about the size of a large cotton ball.  Body hair is often acknowledged as representing a more distant time frame than head hair, the approximate time period cannot be identified due to the high variability of growth rates.  Our labs typically state with body hair the look back period of drug use is up to 90 days.

Facilities are available in all areas of the United States for hair drug testing.  With one phone call our representatives can set you up with a hair drug test for court ordered drug testing.  You can also order our hair drug testing services online on our web site.  It is best if you have head hair but body hair can be used for your testing.  Once your hair is collected, it will take approximately 5 business days for you to receive back your drug test results.  The results will be reviewed a Medical Review Officer to take into account any prescribed medications you may be taking.

The basic hair test is called a 5 panel hair test and will be for Cocaine, marijuana, opiates (Codeine, Morphine & 6-MAM Heroin Metabolite), amphetamines (Methamphetamine & Ecstasy), and phencyclidine (PCP).  Other options for hair testing include:

Hair Drug Test 5 Panel Expanded Opiates – – Cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines (Methamphetamine & Ecstasy), phencyclidine (PCP), opiates (Codeine, Morphine & 6-MAM Heroin Metabolite, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Hydromorphone).

Hair Drug Test 7 Panel –Barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines (methamphetamine & ecstasy), phencyclidine (PCP) and opiates (codeine, morphine & 6-MAM heroin metabolite, hydrocodone and hydromorphone, oxycodone and oxymorphone).

Hair Drug Test 9 Panel – Propoxyphene, cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines (methamphetamine & ecstasy), phencyclidine (PCP), opiates ((codeine, morphine & 6-MAM heroin metabolite, hydrocodone and hydromorphone, oxycodone and oxymorphone), barbiturates, benzodiazepines and methadone.

Hair Drug Test 12 Panel – Cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines (Methamphetamine & Ecstasy), phencyclidine (PCP), opiates (Codeine, Morphine & 6-MAM Heroin Metabolite, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Hydromorphone), barbiturates, benzodiazepines, propoxyphene, methadone, meperidine and tramadol.

Hair Drug Test 14 Panel – propoxyphene, cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines (methamphetamine & ecstasy), phencyclidine (PCP), opiates (Codeine, Morphine & 6-MAM Heroin Metabolite, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Hydromorphone), barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, tramadol, sufentanil, fentanyl and meperidine.

ETG alcohol or Ethyl Glucuronide can also be detected with a hair test.  Many court ordered hair drug tests are ordered for ETG.  This test can detect alcohol use up to 90 days prior.  This ETG test does not measure current impairment.  The ETG testing with hair is common for zero tolerance abstinence programs, DUI programs and court ordered programs.  EGT testing with hair or urine can be ordered over the phone with testing in all areas of the United States.  Our drug testing location are open daily.  You can also order the ETG hair test online on our secure web site.

Anonymous hair testing is also offered at our drug test centers throughout the United States.  This is typically where a parent takes some hair from their child’s hair brush to have it tested for drugs of abuse.

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