Hair Follicle & Alcohol EtG Testing
Hair Follicle Testing
Hair follicle testing for drugs of abuse is becoming very popular. Hair testing is a process in which hair specimens are analyzed for the use of illicit drugs. The Vaccine Center offers hair follicle testing in drug testing facilities across the United States.
When compared to other forms of testing, hair samples can detect a much longer period of drug use. For example, urinalysis can only detect most drugs within 2-3 days of use. After this period, a donor will be free of the drug, test negative and slip through the screening process. By comparison, the industry standard is to test 1.5 inches of head hair for approximately 90 days of history. This is important in pre-employment testing where most candidates are aware that a drug test might be required and can otherwise abstain accordingly.
Hair follicle drug testing is often required for:
- Court Ordered Drug Testing
- Child Custody Required Drug Testing
- Child Protection Required Drug Testing
The Benefits of Hair Testing
- Difficult to cheat
- Easy collection
- 90 day drug use history
- More positives with hair then urine drug testing
What drugs are tested with hair testing?
Quest Diagnostics tests for amphetamines (amphetamine, methamphetamine, MDMA and MDA). Ecstasy is reported under the "Amphetamines" group; opiates (codeine, morphine and 6-AM) or expanded opiates which includes semi-synthetic opiates; cocaine; marijuana and PCP.
Our Labcorp facilities offer the following hair testing panels:
Hair 5 Panel: Cocaine, Marijuana, Phencyclidine, Amphetamines (including methamphetamines), Opiates
Hair 5 Panel w Exp Opiates: Cocaine, Marijuana, Phencyclidine, Amphetamines (including methamphetamines), Opiates (including heroin, codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, Oxycodone)
Hair 9 Panel: Cocaine, Marijuana, Phencyclidine, Amphetamines (including methamphetamines), Opiates (including heroin, codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, Oxycodone), Propoxyphene, Methadone, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates
Hair 12 Panel: Cocaine, Marijuana, Phencyclidine, Amphetamines (including methamphetamines), Opiates (including heroin, codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, Oxycodone), Propoxyphene, Methadone, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Meperidine, Tramadol, Oxycodone
Call The Vaccine Center Today for any information about hair follicle testing or to order a hair follicle test.
Alcohol EtG Testing - Urine or Hair
Particular for court ordered alcohol testing, EtG is the popular test for alcohol.
Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a direct metabolite of beverage alcohol (ethanol). Its presence in urine may be used to detect recent alcohol consumption, even after ethanol is no longer measurable. The presence of EtG in urine is a definitive indicator that alcohol was ingested.
With urine EtG alcohol testing there is about an 80 hour lookback period, with hair follicle EtG alcohol testing detection is up to 90 days. EtG tests are commonly used for individuals on court ordered probation, child custody proceedings and persons in a substance abuse treatment program. EtG test results can be sent to the donor or other authorized party such as an attorney, probation officer or the court.
The EtG test, properly known as Ethyl Glucuronide is a metabolite produced from drinking alcohol and is used to detect alcohol levels in urine. It is being used by courts and probation departments as a way of testing if people are drinking. EtG is a reliable indicator of alcohol consumption as the metabolite can be found in urine for up to 80 hours after drinking. EtG testing can be a very effective tool in monitoring individual abstinence when used in conjunction with other monitoring techniques such as increased surveillance, case manager contact and interviews with family members or employers, if appropriate, to determine if relapse has occurred.
EtG alcohol testing is available for court ordered programs, probation, legal cases, divorce, child custody and other alcohol monitoring program. The Vaccine Center works with many attorneys for EtG alcohol testing with urine or with hair.
Early recognition of problem drinking or relapse for court-related purposes such as criminal justice or child welfare is important to help assure effective treatment and to protect at-risk populations.
The EtG test is a urine sample test that detects the presence of ethyl glucuronide when someone has consumed alcohol. The urine tests are usually given to people who have been court-ordered not to drink alcohol or by employers who randomly tests employees to determine if they have been drinking on the job.
The EtG test is sensitive to even very low levels of alcohol and can detect alcohol in a person's system several days after their last drink. The test is so sensitive, however, that it has been known to give positive results when someone has merely come in contact with alcohol through the use of common household products.
EtG is not appropriate for workplace drug testing as it does not detect current impairment or prove current consumption of alcohol during hours.
The Vaccine Centers offer EtG testing in all areas of the United States using Quest Diagnostics are our certified laboratory. Call today for immediate EtG alcohol testing.
Drug Testing for Individuals
The Vaccine Center has drug testing centers all over the United States that are able to provide immediate drug and alcohol testing for individuals, when the situation requires immediate testing with expedited results. Immediate testing means that the testing itself is done same-day, or immediately, with the results usually reported back the next business day. This immediate drug and alcohol testing is available for situations such as: probation, legal cases, court ordered testing, divorce, custody and other testing where the results are needed immediately. Hair testing and EtG alcohol testing available in all area of the United States. Call Now for Same Day Service!
Employer Drug & Alcohol Testing
One of the most important decisions a business can make, is to implement a comprehensive drug testing and drug-free workplace program and policy for their business. With the proper drug and alcohol testing program in place, as an employer, you are protected from liability situations through the drug testing program. Employee drug testing is legal in all States, but the programs must follow Federal and State laws in order to be compliant. We know the different laws in every state, and will put together a program and policy for your business that conforms to all federal and state laws that apply. Give us a call today to discuss your needs for a Drug Free Workplace or simply to order a drug test today.