Cordant Health Solutions® is among a select few toxicology labs in the nation with the expertise and technology to offer hair testing.
Several drug-testing methods can detect recent drug use. But what if the objective is to see use further in the past? Hair testing is a valuable tool that can be used in substance use treatment, criminal justice and chronic pain management to identify substance use or medication compliance over a long period.
Hair analysis provides a continuous look at drug use over the past 90 days as drug analytes are incorporated into hair as the body metabolizes drugs. Hair is a “diary” of drug use that provides no gap in the record and assesses drug use over the past three months. Hair testing is an ideal risk assessment tool for clinicians to use with new patients to look for a history of drug use.
One of the greatest strengths of hair drug testing is its long detection window that spans from seven days after drug use to up to three months reliably. In some instances, a substance can be spotted up to a year after ingestion. This knowledge is valuable in several areas of toxicology testing, including these:
Learn What Makes Cordant a Comprehensive Solution
In this short video, Richard Stripp, Ph.D., Cordant’s chief scientific and technical officer, explains the different toxicology testing options available such as urine, saliva, hair and blood testing. At Cordant Health Solutions, we offer all four testing options.
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