Drug Test - 5 Panel Hair Follicle
Drug Test - 5 Panel Hair Follicle (Labcorp)
The 5 Panel Hair Follicle test provides testing for common drugs of abuse with a longer detection period than other sample types. Hair drug testing can typically detect drugs for approximately the past 90 days. It may take up to 7-10 days after use for drugs to be detectable in hair. Because hair follicle testing looks for drug metabolites, external or second-hand exposure should not cause a false-positive result. However, to ensure the accuracy of your testing, it is still recommended to avoid any type of exposure to substances that may be detectable by a drug test. Please note that hair follicle testing may not be ideal for detecting casual or one-time drug use. This type of test is typically more appropriate for detecting chronic use. This test provides an initial screening with confirmatory testing on any positive results at no additional cost. In the event of a positive result, a numerical value will be provided for the level of any substance that are detected.
This hair drug test looks for:
- Amphetamine (including Methamphetamine)
- Opiates (Morphine, Codeine, 6-MAM)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Hair follicle testing is typically ordered when someone needs a drug test with a longer detection period than urine or blood testing can provide. For post-accident testing or more recent use, a urine or blood test may be more appropriate. In some cases, a 5 Panel Urine Drug Test may be ordered along with a hair test for a more comprehensive screening. For more options, please see our drug testing category.
Turnaround time is typically up to 4-7 business days for negative results. If confirmatory testing is necessary, results may take up to 2-3 weeks to complete.
Where can I find a 5 Panel Hair Follicle drug test near me?
Check our lab finder to locate a collection site in your area.
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 samples must be collected from near the crown of the head. Hair must be at least 1.5-2 inches in length. Hair samples will be cut as close to the scalp as possible. The lab will be required to take a sample of at least 90-120 strands. Samples from areas other than the head will not be collected due to the inconsistent rate of growth for body hair.
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.