18 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test
Veritas Lab offers 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug testing. These tests can be used if needed to detect drug usage over an extended period. Our drug screens are accurate in finding results in an efficient manner.
Hair drug testing will ensure that your company’s drug standards are met. The testing procedures are proven to give an accurate result in less than a week.
What is a hair drug screen 18 Panel Hair Follicle Test?
A 18 Panel Hair Follicle Test is a screen in which the test participant’s hair samples are taken. After the drug has been processed through the body, the drug molecules and metabolites are produced. Next, the small amounts of metabolites are sent to the hair follicle through the bloodstream.
This means several things.
Any hair sample will give an accurate depiction if the participant has a history of drug usage. Hair can be collected from the arms, legs and other areas outside of the head to be used for testing.
Hair follicle tests are found within a 90-day period. This form of test is usually used when wanting to find long term drug usage. Interestingly, hair follicle tests can date back further than 90 days. Depending on the hair length, the test results can occur up to 180 days to a year back.
How do drugs enter the hair at 18 Panel Hair Follicle Test?
When a substance is ingested.
After ingestion, the metabolites from that substance are produced by the body.
The drug metabolites are circulated through the bloodstream and enter the hair follicle. Lastly, the metabolites enter the hair strand where the drug can remain in one’s body for 90 days and can be found at 18 Panel Hair Follicle Test.
So what drugs are tested in 18 Panel Hair Follicle Test?
A 18 Panel Hair Follicle Test examines common drug types. These cases are mandated by the government.
The 18 cases are:
- Cocaine, Crack
- Marijuana, THC, Cannabinoids, Pot, Weed
- Phencyclidine, PCP, angel dust
- Methamphetamines, Meth, Crystal meth
These drugs are also known as the 5 Commonly Abused Drugs. The drugs listed above have the highest usage and addiction rates compared to any other drugs. Veritas Labs examines ALL the drugs in a thorough and efficient manner.
How much hair is needed for testing for 18 Panel Hair Follicle Test?
Standard 18 Panel Hair Follicle Test screens often calls for a 50-70 (1.5in each) strands of or 40 milligrams of hair. The basis of the examination also depends on the pigmentation of the hair (thick blonde vs. thinning black).
Hair at the crown of the head regrows at about ½ inch a month. The growth rate can vary amongst different people from about .2 centimeters a month.
Here at Veritas, we understand your needs when it comes to 18 Panel Hair Follicle Testing. We know that you want an accurate and reliable hair follicle drug test. We understand that you want quick turnaround for your hair follicle drug test results, and most importantly we understand that you want confidentiality for your hair follicle drug test. Here at Veritas we pride ourselves in leading the industry when it comes to accuracy, confidentiality, and reliability. With Veritas your hair follicle drug test samples are collected by highly trained professionals who will fill a Chain of Custody to ensure that your urine drug test sample does not get lost or mishandled. Our Veritas Laboratories have one of the most advance technologies when it comes to 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug testing. Not only is our hair follicle drug testing highly accurate but we can also determine whether the hair follicle drug test sample was adulterated. Once the hair foillicle drug test is over, Veritas will send the 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug analysis to our Medical Review Officer who will make sure that the 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug test collection and the hair follicle drug testing procedure were followed with utmost importance. The best part about this process is that it only takes five minutes to register for your hair follicle drug test! You may also get your Hair follicle drug test results back in as little of two business day after your hair follicle drug test sample was collected.
Thanks to our Ticket System, getting a 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug test done has never been easier! Whenever you want to order a hair follicle drug test whether it’s for employment, a court order, or personal reasons you may do at any given time. You may either place the order online or speak to one of our customer service representatives by dialing 888-398-0059. The registration process takes no more than five minutes! And better yet, as soon as the registration is done you will receive a ticket via email that you may use to get your hair follicle drug test sample collected and tested at any of our collection sites during business hours of operation INCLUDING that same day! At Veritas we do not require appointments. We understand that it may be difficult to squeeze some time for your hair follicle drug test. We do not want to add any more stress by holding to you an appointment. All you need to do is walk in with your hair follicle drug testing ticket at hand as well as your photo ID and your hair follicle drug testing sample will be collected as soon as possible.
While urine drug testing remains the more popular option, 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug testing would always have the upper hand when it comes to detection. 18 Panel Hair Follicle Drug testing will test back as far back as 90 days while urine can only go back a week for most drugs. While the pricing for a 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug test is higher than that of a urine drug test, you are getting more for your buck by buying a hair follicle drug test due to its detection period.
Why Drug Test?
Whether you’re a business owner that wants to be sure that your employees are in an unaltered state of mind on the job or an individual concerned about a loved one’s well-being, a drug test can help ease your anxieties. Administering drug tests regularly can help the individual of concern to stray away from illicit activities, can help to identify drug use and/or dependency, and can ensure the safety of that individual and those around them. Additionally, drug testing can be used in companies, courtrooms, and divorcing spouses. However, there are many factors to consider when scheduling a drug test; you must be sure that you choose an accredited laboratory that protects not only your employees or the individual of concern, but yourself as well.
How Many Types of Drug Tests Are There?
There are a few types of drug tests available. The most common, a urine drug test, requires a urine sample from the test subject in order to determine which drugs are in their system. A urine drug test can detect a number of drugs in one’s system, however, some drugs may have different time spans when they’re able to be detected in one’s urine. For example, THC, or, more commonly known as Marijuana, can be detected by a urine test for up to 60 days after consumption. On the other hand, Cocaine can only be detected from 2-4 days after consumption. The 14-panel urine test, the highest amount of panels that Veritas Lab offers, detects Cocaine, Marijuana (THC), Opiates, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, Phencyclidine, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Methadone, Tricyclic Antidepressants, Oxycodone, Propoxyphene, Buprenorphine, Ethanol, and many more
Veritas Labs’ advanced technology offers our clients a Urine and Hair Follicle EtG (Ethylglucuronide) test. An EtG test now allows you to test id someone is under the influence of alcohol for up to after 80 hours after consumption. This test, which allows you to catch someone lying about drinking long after the slurred speech and stench of booze has subsided, is 5-7 times stronger than alcohol tests offered by other labs.
Another option for drug testing is a hair follicle drug test, which uses about 1-1/2 inches of hair which is about 3 months’ growth. In order for a hair follicle test to show positive, one would have to consume the given drug 3 times or more within the window of the test. However, a hair follicle test cannot detect drug use within 7-10 days after consumption. Veritas labs is pleased to offer 5 Panel, 9 Panel, 12 Panel, 14 Panel and EtG Hair fol hair follicle test, performed by only the most experienced and educated scientists in the field. Our 14 Panel Drug Tests screen for Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, Phencyclidine, Benzodiapines, Barbiturates, Methadone, Oxycodone, Propoxyphene, Buprenorphine, and MDMA.
Which Type of Drug Test Should I Get?
The type of drug test depends on what your needs are. A urine test is great for random drug testing, however, it can only detect the presence of drugs in one’s system for a limited amount of time and it can be easy for a person to “detox” before a regularly scheduled drug test. However, you can order a hair follicle test to follow up a urine test in order to verify the results. Further, a hair follicle test is the best method to detect repeat drug offenders and can help deter current employees from violating drug-free workplace policies.
Why Choose Veritas Lab?
Entrusting an accredited, FDA-approved laboratory, like Veritas Lab, with your drug testing can protect you and everyone else involved. Our staff is trained and certified in DOT compliant drug testing and our highly experienced team of microbiologists are experts in ASTM, AOAC, AATCC, FDA, EPA, USDA, USP, CTFA, JIS, ISO and other methods of analysis.
Additionally, Veritas Labs takes care of the all the nitty-gritty work of planning, collecting, and delivering the test for you so you can get back to business. We pride ourselves on the best customer service in the industry, we will answer your call 24 hours each day, 7 days a week. Call us toll-free today at 888-398-0059. For convenience and confidentiality, you can visit our website, www.veritaslabs.com, to book your drug test today.
How to obtain a hair follicle drug test?
To have a hair follicle drug test done with Veritas its very simple. If you are an employer or just an individual seeking to get a hair follicle drug test done, Veritas will make this process as simple and fast as possible. When you are ready to take your hair follicle drug test all you should do is call Veritas Labs at 888-398-0059. Please note that for a hair follicle drug test collection to take place you need to have at least an inch and a half of hair on your head or at least an inch of hair on the body excluding private areas. As soon as one of our customer service representatives picks up, you will inform him or her of the test you want, zip code to pull up the closest location to you, and email address. That is all we need to send you the hair follicle drug screen ticket. Once payment is confirmed you may walk into the urine drug testing collection site at any time during business hours of operation.
To make the process much smoother make sure you have this information:
- Company Name. (If applicable)
- Phone number of individual getting the hair follicle drug test done.
- Name of individual getting the hair follicle drug test done.
- Email address of recipients to receive the ticket & hair follicle drug test results.
18 Panel Hair Follicle drug test procedure.
To perform a 18 Panel Hair Follicle Dug test we need approximately 120 strands of hair from your head which considering that the average human had as about 100,000 hair follicles, it is not a lot. Your hair must be at least an inch and a half in length in the head or at least an inch on the body to initialize the test. Once the hair is collected by trained and licensed technician she or he will fill out a chain of custody to ensure that your hair follicle drug test sample does not get lost or mishandled on its way to the laboratory. If negative the lab will release the results in as little as two business days. If the results are positive however, a report will be sent out to our Medical Review Officer to ensure that any positives deriving from your hair follicle drug test results are either legitimate or illegitimate. This process can take several business days.
How will I receive my 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug test results?
Veritas will securely email them to you. If you however wish to receive your results via mail, fax, verbally or any other method we will be more than happy to comply!
How does the 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug test detection window compare to urine drug testing and oral drug testing?
While hair generally does go back 90 days, it may go back further or closer. Hair Follicle Drug detection times vary depending on the dose, sensitivity of the testing method used, preparation and route of administration, duration of use (acute or chronic), the matrix that is analyzed, the molecule or metabolite that is looked for, the pH and concentration of the matrix (urine, oral fluid), and variations in metabolic and renal clearance. The hair follicle drug test will always excel in detection period over urine and oral drug testing. Drugs in the Hair may be detectable for approximately 90 days, whereas drugs in the urine are detectable for a couple of days or longer if the donor is a chronic user and Oral have only a 48 hour window.
How effective is a 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug test?
It has been proven that drugs such as opiates, cocaine, PCP, and methamphetamines tested in the hair follicle is far more effective at detecting low level usage over an extended period than that of a urine analysis. Some drugs like Marijuana are detected in the hair as well in the urine equally. Hair Follicle Drug testing however beats out urine drug testing due to its massive 90 days’ detection period.
How is it possible that you can tell if a person used drugs with a 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug test?
After a substance, has been taken, no matter if it was inhaled, injected or eaten metabolites is the effect of the act. The metabolites that were deposited by the drug itself circulate in the blood stream in which they enter and reside in the hair follicle and its then inserted into the strand.
How soon after the use of drug can the 18 Panel Hair Follicle detect the drug’s presence?
Detection of drugs in the hair follicle may take some time to show up. It takes approximately seven to ten days from the actual drug consumption for the hair follicle drug test to detect it.
What happens if I have little to no hair?
Unfortunately, we would not be able to offer you a 18 Panel Hair Follicle drug test without at least an inch and a half of hair on the head or at an inch of body hair.
What if I have hair strands on a brush?
Unfortunately, we would not be able to collect a hair from a brush because we cannot identify where the strands came from. You can however call us at 888-398-0059 for ways of testing those strands at one of our partner laboratory. The strand will be tested under a unanimous name since It is impossible to identify where the hair came from.
What if my hair was exposed to drugs?
Outside contamination would not affect the test. The 18 Panel Hair Follicle samples are usually washed to remove such contaminations however, external exposure can be differentiated with actual drug metabolites that would be found in a hair follicle drug test.
Can someone cheat on a 18 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test?
At this very moment, there are no known adulterants for hair follicle drug testing. All commercial products you see online do not mask or affect the hair drug test in any way what so ever. The effects of these products were reviewed by the FDA as part of our 510(k) clearances.