Propofol (Diprivan) Hair Drug Test

Screen with confirmation, Diprivan, Propoven


Specimen Type: Hair

Description:

Propofol (Diprivan) Hair Drug Test

This test looks for Propofol in a hair sample.  Propofol, also known as Diprivan or "Milk of Amnesia", is an anesthetic that is used to sedate patients during some types of medical procedures.  It induces sleep by slowing the activity of the brain and nervous system.  Studies in recent years have shown a rising number of cases of propofol abuse, especially by medical professionals.  Propofol is sometimes taken recreationally because in small amounts it can cause a euphoric high which feels similar to alcohol intoxication.  Due to Propofol's ability to lower inhibitions and induce drowsiness, it has been linked to cases of sexual abuse.  In some cases, Propofol is used as a sleep aid, although it is not intended for this purpose.  The majority of propofol abuse is at the hands of medical professionals.  It is easily obtainable in many hospital settings and is often stored with standard medical supplies.  The danger of overdosing on Propofol is high and just a small amount above the recommended dosage can be fatal.  Propofol is addictive and can cause severe withdrawal symptoms for those who are dependent.  In addition to the dangers of Propofol itself, there is a high incidence of accidents and injuries while under the influence.

The detection period for hair drug testing is approximately 90 days.  It may take 7-10 days after use for drugs to be detectable in hair.  Hair follicle testing is typically ordered when someone desires a longer detection period than other types of 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 test may be more appropriate.  This test includes an initial screening with automatic confirmatory testing performed when something is detected.  Positive results will provide a numerical value for the level detected.  A Urine Propofol Drug Test is also available.

Turnaround for this test is typically 4-7 business days if results are negative.  Turnaround is typically longer when confirmatory testing is necessary.

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.

Requirements:

Hair must be at least 1.5-2 inches in length. Hair will be collected at the scalp near the crown of the head.  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.

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.

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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.

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