Video Blog: Hair Testing & ETG Alcohol Testing

01 Nov 2016

Video Blog - Hair Testing & ETG Alcohol Testing

Hair Testing

Recently our office has received many requests for hair follicle testing and ETG Alcohol Testing.  The short video talks about hair testing for employers and individuals and ETG alcohol testing for individuals and for attorneys for their clients.

National Drug Screening provides hair follicle drug testing for employers and for individuals in all areas of the United States.  We see many employers now moving to hair testing because it has a longer look back period and it is difficult to cheat on a hair test.  Our company offers hair testing at fair and reasonable prices for employer drug free workplace program and for individuals for probation or court ordered drug testing.  We get calls often from attorneys needing hair testing for their clients.

Same day service is available in many our locations for hair testing.  For a hair test you must have hair on your head or on your arms or legs.  The typical hair follicle drug test if for the five panel drug test that includes:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates – opium and codeine derivatives – morphine and  heroin
  • Amphetamines and methamphetamines including Ecstasy
  • Phencyclidine – PCP

We also offer a hair test panel that will include expanded opiates including:  hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, OxyContin and oxymorphone.  Different from many other drug testing companies National Drug Screening also provides a 7 panel hair test, a 9 panel hair test, a 12 panel hair test and a 14 panel hair test.  The expanded hair drug testing panels picks up additional drugs such as: Fentanyl, Tramadol, Meperidine and Sufentanil.  Sufentanil (brand name Sufenta) is a synthetic opioid analgesic drug approximately five to 10 times more potent than its parent drug, fentanyl, and 500 times as potent as morphine.  Testing for Sufenta is only available with the 14 panel hair drug test.

ETG Testing

Our calls for ETG testing increase each day.  More and more court ordered drug testing includes alcohol testing with ETG.  Ethyl Glucuronide or ethanol (EtG) is an intoxicating ingredient found in alcohol based foods and liquids produced the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches.  ETG alcohol testing is usually ordered for zero tolerance and abstinence situations.  Often we are adding ETG to a urine drug testing panel such as a 10 panel drug test. The ETG urine alcohol test can detect alcohol consumption up to 90 hours.

It is important to note that the ETG test will not determine how much alcohol a person has ingested, or whether a person is under the influence of alcohol.

ETG testing with hair is also available with a look back period of up to 90 days.  National Drug Screening offers ETG testing with hair, typically it is about 2 days to get into one of our facilities for this type of testing.  In some cases same day service is available.  ETG alcohol hair test results will be available about 5 business after the hair is collected and sent to the laboratory.

Our laboratory partner for ETG alcohol testing is ExperTox in Houston, Texas.  Hair specimens are sent overnight FedEx to our laboratory. Hair testing for ETG – alcohol is effective to detect chronic or excessive alcohol abuse. 

Hair follicle testing for ETG – alcohol is becoming very popular for court ordered tests, DUI programs, alcohol treatment programs and child custody cases.  National Drug Screening can provide hair testing with ETG or urine testing with ETG at over 6000 locations throughout the United States.  Give us a call anytime for great customer service, a USA based team of professionals with experience since 1993.