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Doctor insights on: Does Probation In Califonia Use Etg Hair Testing For Alcohol

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Hi...can using hair products containing fruit extracts as well as the alochols used in hair products cause a false positive for etg alcohol tests?

Hi...can using hair products containing fruit extracts as well as the alochols used in hair products cause a false positive for etg alcohol tests?

Unless U drink UR: shampoo, you should not test positive for an alcohol test. That's when you're drinking alcoholic beverages, not using shampoo. So you are safe! Fruit extracts also don't cause a positive alcohol blood test too. Thank goodness! Or we'd have a huge public health crisis on our hands with personal care products. Safe to continue using your fruit extract shampoos. ...Read more

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How long can hair follicle testing detect alcohol?

How long can hair follicle testing detect alcohol?

Depends: Depends on how long your hair is, and how long ago you drank. Hair-testing looks for ethyl glucuronide, and every time you drink, there is a band representing ethyl glucuronide laid down in the hair follicle. Hair grows about 1/2- i inch per month, so if your hair is 8 inches long, the hair furthest from the follicle will give anywhere from 4-8 months of info. Other hair grows slower (body hair). ...Read more

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Are there any studies to confirm or debunk the efficacy of urine and/ or hair testing for heavy metals?

Are there any studies to confirm or debunk the efficacy of urine and/ or hair testing for heavy metals?

Many.: Depends upon the heavy metal. In general urine and blood levels are much more accurate and reliable than hair. Urine and blood levels are generally quite accurate. ...Read more

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I am being hair tested for alcohol but do not drink every day. Will this show that I do not drink every day. I am very worried?

I am being hair tested for alcohol but do not drink every day.  Will this show that I do not drink every day.  I am very worried?

There are: Currently two tests for alcohol in hair testing, the etg and faee with the faee being somewhat more reliable. Neither one however can be relied upon for low level alcohol use. Don't know your particular situation but let me refer you to an opinion in the uk legal world: http://www.Familylawweek.Co.Uk/site.Aspx?I=ed71707 good luck! ...Read more

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I am not a regular marijuana user. I spoke 2-3 puffs of weed in late de 2013, not smart.Have a hair testing coming up. What is probability of passing?

I am not a regular marijuana user. I spoke 2-3 puffs of weed in late de 2013, not smart.Have a hair testing coming up. What is probability of passing?

Hard to know: Thc may be detected in hair follicles for 90 days after last use. Calculate your dates from that information, and it will be your best guess. ...Read more

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Could being around 2nd hand smoke affect nicotine hair testing for preemployment?

Could being around 2nd hand smoke affect nicotine hair testing for preemployment?

Nicotine: Nicotine is nicotine. Not sure why you asked this twice. But exposure to nicotine means the hair test will be positive. ...Read more