Ketamine (Special K) Hair Drug Test
Specimen Type: Hair
Ketamine (Special K) Hair Drug Test (Labcorp)
This test is used to detect Ketamine in a hair sample. Ketamine is primarily used as an anesthetic for hospital patients but recently it has also been useful in treating mental health conditions such as depression and OCD. Taken recreationally, Ketamine produces a high with psychedelic or hallucinatory effects. The risk of an overdose when taking Ketamine is high and it can lead to severe complications such as heart attack, aneurysm, dementia, kidney failure, and blindness. Standard drug testing panels are not typically designed to detect Ketamine so specialized testing is necessary.
Hair testing looks for drug metabolites with a detection period of about 90 days. It can take up to 7-10 days after use for metabolites to enter the hair follicle. Hair testing is most effective at detecting repeat or heavy use.
Turnaround time for this test is typically 4-7 business days but may be longer if additional testing is required.
Where can I find a Ketamine test near me?
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At this time, Request A Test does not offer DOT (Department of Transportation) certified testing.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Please be aware that due to national staffing shortages at the labs, results for drug testing may take longer than normal. Request A Test cannot guarantee turnaround time for test results.
Hair must be at least 1.5-2 inches in length. Hair will be collected at the scalp. The lab will be required to take a sample of at least 90-120 strands. Due to the inconsistent rate of growth for body hair, samples will only be collected from the head.
Please note that not all lab locations are able to perform the collections for hair drug testing. When placing a testing order online you will only be able to select from lab locations that are able to perform this type of testing.
This test is intended to screen for drugs of abuse and is not appropriate for pain management or therapeutic monitoring. Customers who require pain management testing should consult their prescribing physician.