Hair drug testing is an innovative way to determine historically over a period of up to 12 months whether illicit drugs have been abused over the specified timeframe.

Embraced by family courts throughout the UK over recent years, hair drug testing is becoming a popular test amongst employers and individuals seeking to help employees or loved ones understand and overcome drug dependency problems. The key benefit of a hair drug test is that it can be determined if drugs have been abused over a prolonged period of time.

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An average person’s head hair grows at a rate of approximately 1 cm per month. Following consumption of a drug and its passage into the bloodstream, a proportion of the drug’s metabolites will enter the hair follicle.

The head hair sample is collected and cut according to the specific requirements. To gain a clearer picture of how long the client has been using a drug, we recommend that the hair is segmented, and each segment analysed separately for the presence of drugs. This allows us to analyse the hair sample on a month-by-month basis to indicate over which months the sample donor was taking the drug, rather than providing a general overview of the entire period.

Here at AlphaBiolabs we pride ourselves on our ISO 17025-accredited laboratory. What makes us different is that we perform all of our own testing on site, which ensures a high level of accuracy and consistency in all drug testing cases.


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