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VIDEO BLOG: Hair and Hair ETG Testing

Hair Panel Tests and Hair EtG Testing is becoming more popular in the United States for employers and individuals. From the early days of testing until now, technology has evolved quite a bit, and while tests are more accurate today, the people trying to cheat them also have more resources at their disposal. They might use fake urine, or flush their systems if they have been warned about the test date prior to producing a sample. Here’s how hair testing can eliminate all that risk»

Benefits of Hair Testing

  • Hair drug tests are more difficult to cheat all across the board.

  • It’s difficult to produce a fake sample because a test has to be administered on site by a collector. You can’t be in separate rooms during the examination.

  • A subject that shaves his/her head before the exam is going to be disappointed. You can take body hair as well, and often times it is even more accurate.

  • Hair tests are also able to see deeper into the past than urine tests. You can detect marijuana and alcohol use for up to 90 days with the help of a hair test.

The NDS Advantage
National Drug Screening offers a variety of hair follicle tests from our partners at LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics. You can choose between 5-9-12 panel tests and the same rules apply as urine testing. If you have 12 panels, 12 different substances are going to be screened for including: marijuana, cocaine, opiates, methamphetamine etc. The best part about NDS is our access to drug screening resources. We can provide same day service and consultation for any questions you might have. Get the NDS Advantage today!

The Future of Testing?
Employers are starting to choose hair testing as their method of choice because of it’s accuracy and efficiency. The last thing an employer wants is liability, and hair testing helps them limit unnecessary risks. As for EtG testing, some states have laws against alcohol testing on employees without reasonable suspicion so you need to be careful if you want to incorporate this into your plan. Hair testing is certainly going to continue to grow, but there will always be a place for urine testing in the industry as well.

When people talk about National Drug Screening, they often compliment our wide range of services. You don’t have to go to one place for an employer program, and another for individual testing. We can handle any job you have for us and take the load off of you so you can focus on the important things like your business!

If you have any questions, please call NDS at 1-866-843-4545 or click around on our website!