10 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test
WHAT DRUGS ARE TESTED FOR IN A 10 PANEL HAIR DRUG TEST?
The 10 Panel Drug Test, Hair Follicle tests hair clippings for the presence/use of 10 drugs, generally for a detection period that includes the previous 3 months. The test will cover use of the following drugs:
- Marijuana (THC)
- Opiates (Codeine & Morphine)
Standard drug testing measures drug by-products in the urine which move through the body quickly and for most drugs are no longer measurable after 1 month. Drugs are deposited in the hair shaft through absorption into the hair follicle. Testing is conducted on the hair shaft which prevents external contamination on the outside of the hair that may occur during accidental exposure, such as being in the same vicinity as someone using drugs. Traces of drugs will remain in the hair longer than in the urine or the blood providing a much longer detection window. Most often a 90 day detection window is requested for hair follicle drug tests.
WHY DO I NEED A HAIR DRUG TEST?
Are you looking for possible drug use by a loved one or employee over a long period of time? Is the test subject uncomfortable giving a urine sample or having blood drawn?
The 10 Panel Drug Test using hair detects drug use of the 10 most popular drugs of abuse within the previous 1 to 3 months. Because hair cannot be tampered with, the hair follicle drug test ensures accurate results that are non-invasive. The detection window is affected by the length of the hair which varies from person to person.
Hair follicle drug testing is a convenient, non-invasive, extremely accurate method of drug testing for common illicit drugs. Small sections of hair are cut from several inconspicuous places on the head. Body hair can also be used but the detection window is less predictable for body hair.
A normal result is negative indicating the lack of illicit drugs found in the hair.
HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:
Cut-off levels above which the test is considered positive:
|Drug Name||Screen Cut-Off Level||Confirmation Cut-Off Level||Detection Period|
|Amphetamine||500 pg/mg||200 pg/mg||7-90 days|
|Methamphetamie||500 pg/mg||200 pg/mg||7-90 days|
|Cocaine||500 pg/mL||200 pg/mg||7-90 days|
|Marijuana (THC)||1 pg/mg||1 pg/mg||7-90 days|
|Opiates||200 pg/mg||200 pg/mg||7-90 days|
|Phencyclidine||300 pg/mg||200 pg/mg||7-90 days|
|Barbiturates||500 pg/mg||200 pg/mg||7-90 days|
|Benzodiazepines||500 pg/mg||200 pg/mg||7-90 days|
|Methadone||500 pg/mg||200 pg/mg||7-90 days|
|Propoxyphene||200 pg/mg||200 pg/mg||7-90 days|
LOW RESULTS INDICATE:
There are no low results.