Drug Test - 9 Panel Hair Follicle
Specimen Type: Hair
Drug Test - 9 Panel Hair Follicle (Labcorp)
The 9 Panel Hair Follicle test provides testing for common drugs of abuse. Hair drug testing can typically detect drug use up to 90 days in the past. Most drugs will be detectable in hair starting at 7-10 days after use. Because hair follicle testing looks for drug metabolites, external or second hand exposure should not cause a false positive result. Please note that hair follicle testing may not be ideal for detecting casual 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. Confirmatory testing will provide numerical results for any component which tests positive.
This test looks for the following types of drugs:
- Amphetamines (including Methamphetamine)
- Marijuana (THC)
- Opiates (Codeine, Morphine, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, 6-MAM)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Hair follicle testing is typically ordered when someone desires a longer detection period than urine testing can provide. Hair testing is more effective than other sample types at detecting long-term drug use. For post-accident testing or more recent use, a urine or blood test may be more appropriate. In some cases, a 9 Panel Urine Drug Test. may be ordered along with a hair test for a more comprehensive screening.
Turnaround for this test is typically up to 7 business days. If the testing detects anything, more time may be required for confirmatory testing.
Where can I find a 9 Panel Hair Follicle 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 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.
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 which are able to perform this type of testing.
Please note: This test will not be submitted to a Medical Review Officer (MRO). We offer Rapid Urine Drug Testing and Saliva Drug Testing that will include an MRO review only if at least one positive appears on the test results. Please contact Request A Test with any questions.
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.