Basics & Benefits of Hair Testing
Hair Testing is an accurate and effective method of finding users of drug and alcohol abuse. Using a small sample of hair cut at the scalp, this test detects and measures some parent drugs plus the amount of drug metabolites embedded inside the hair shaft. The collector only needs a small amount of hair (about 150 strands), which is cut as close as possible to the scalp. The collection process should not leave visible spots or changes in appearance.
A Hair Test is the most commonly used test for custody cases because it is accurate, tests for a long period of time and is difficult to cheat. Because many drugs are no longer detectable in urine samples after 3 days, hair testing is growing in popularity for pre-employment testing and for parents testing their teens. The validity of hair testing has been upheld by courts across the United States in both civil and criminal cases.
Hair Testing of Virginia is part of Drug Testing Solutions of Virginia. Check out our website for details about our testing services. We drug test for business or personal reasons using hair, urine, saliva, blood spot and nails. We also do paternity testing. Call us at 757-469-3921 with questions or to make an appointment.