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How sensitive is a hair follicle drug test?

How sensitive is a hair follicle drug test?

Very: In comparison to a urinalysis drug test, cocaine, PCP, opiates, and methamphetamine have proven hair analysis far more effective than urine testing in identifying low-level drug use over an extended period of time since these are normally out of the bloodstream in within 3-7 days The detection of marijuana is currently less sensitive than the other drugs in identifying low level drug users, ...Read more

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Drug Testing (Definition)

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What are the chances of passing hair follicle drug test?

What are the chances of passing hair follicle drug test?

That depends: On what drug you used and if it was a brief exposure (for some drugs). Some drugs may be detected from follicle for 90 days. ...Read more

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How much time should I wait for a hair follicle drug test?

How much time should I wait for a hair follicle drug test?

Dont understand ?: Why would YOU be waiting for a test. Hair follicle tests are done by employers and other authorities to determine if someone has used drugs over a long period of time. Depending on the length of hair they sample, it can detect use up to 6 months back or longer. If you are due for a test, even if you stop using drugs now, it can be detected 6 months later. Get help for your drug problem please. ...Read more

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Will i pass a hair follicle drug test if i smoked almost 40 days ago?

Might get picked up: Hair testing for drugs can show positive results for up to 90 days in the past. ...Read more

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I have 3 to 4 weeks to pass hair follicle drug test, is that enough time?

I have 3 to 4 weeks to pass hair follicle drug test, is that enough time?

Possibly not: Depending on the drug you took and the last time you took it, 3-4 weeks would not be long enough to clear it from your hair follicles. Most drugs are detectable in hair follicles for at least 90 days -- sometimes longer. ...Read more

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Have hair follicle drug test ever been wrong and is there honestly anyway you can beat one?

Have hair follicle drug test ever been wrong and is there honestly anyway you can beat one?

BE CONCERNED: With doing the right thing not with how to beat tests. Why would a doctor tell you how to "beat" a test? Honesty has nothing to do with your question. ...Read more

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2a, 3a-epithio-17a-methyletioallocholanol, will it show up as anything on a hair follicle drug test?

2a, 3a-epithio-17a-methyletioallocholanol, will it show up as anything on a hair follicle drug test?

Maybe: Drug testing for pro (steroid) hormones is getting increasingly sophisticated. But the side effects of using spawn and its relatives are dire. The best advice i could give anyone using it is "don't". I hope you ask having stopped, if you have been using it. If you haven't please don't take offense at my concern. ...Read more

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How much THC is detectable in a hair follicle drug test?

How much THC is detectable in a hair follicle drug test?

Longest window of de: Hair test offers the longest window of detection.That is 90 days in a standard test test does not detect the amount but presence of thc.The testing method measures drug molecule embedded in the hair shaft and not hair follicle. ...Read more

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Regarding hair follicle drug test, will THC be be present in hair follicles four months after quitting?

Regarding hair follicle drug test, will THC be be present in hair follicles four months after quitting?

Possible: The hair follicles themselves usually remain positive for at least 90 days after last use. Could be longer in some people, though. The hair that is tested will be positive too. ...Read more

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