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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Passing A Drug Test When Getting A Hair Follicle Test

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Drug Testing (Definition)

It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a ...Read more


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I had a drug test come back positive (swab) for heroine. Can A hair follicle test prove that I have been clean of any substances?

I had a drug test come back positive (swab) for heroine. Can A hair follicle test prove that I have been clean of any substances?

Not necessarily: The only SPECIFIC test for heroin is a test for its metabolite 6-monoacetylmorphine or 6MAM. I am not sure whether this is available in swab form, but the first thing with ANY positive test on a screening test, such as a urine drug screen or oral fluid swab is to do the confirmatory test. If they have not done that, they are not following procedure. There also needs to be chain-of-custody on it. ...Read more

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Smoked marijuana in jun2013 for 5 days and twice in Oct2013. I have to take a drug test in a week. Can it be detected in urine or hair follicle test?

Smoked marijuana in jun2013 for 5 days and twice in Oct2013. I have to take a drug test in a week. Can it be detected in urine or hair follicle test?

Doubtful, but: If the amounts were huge in Oct, the hair test at a very fine cut-off might nab you. Not likely. Here's a link. Http://marijuana.com/drug-test/detection-time/
Stay clean since it matters. Good luck. Perhaps someday this will be a thing of the past. One can hope. Till then, one must be smart. ...Read more

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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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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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I took 4 hits off a joint and I have a hair follicle drug test in a week, will I pass?

I took 4 hits off a joint and I have a hair follicle drug test in a week, will I pass?

No you won't: Pot remains in the hair for 90 days. Your only hope would be that the amount in your hair is below the detectable limit in the test, but I would not count on it. Best wishes and please don't use at all. ...Read more

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A friend ask me how to pass a hair follicle drug test I said don't do drugs you fool is there a way mr or mrs doctor x?

Hair follicles: You gave your friend the right answer in saying "don't do drugs" -- that's the only reliable way to pass a drug test of any kind. Hair follicles will remain positive for varying periods depending on the drug in question. Cutting hair will also not completely get rid of the follicles, which are down into the scalp. Thc, for instance, would still remain in the follicles for at least 90 days. ...Read more

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I took 3 hydro 15 on Saturday family gave them to me for a abscess tooth and will I pass a hair follicle and drug test?

Probably not: 1.Pain killers do not cure infections, only block the signals to your brain.
2. You should never take someone else's prescription medication, and they are violating the law by giving it to you.
3. 3 is a very heavy dose.
4. You need a Dentist, not someone with "spare" pills
5. Sorry about the drug test ...Read more

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I don't ever smoke marijuana. But I took one hit from a joint 2 weeks ago. I have to take a hair follicle drug test in 4 days. Will I pass it?

I don't ever smoke marijuana. But I took one hit from a joint 2 weeks ago. I have to take a hair follicle drug test in 4 days. Will I pass it?

Hard to say: Hair testing is very powerful (1pg/mg) and reflects drug use over the past 90 days (depending on the length of hair available). A shaved head or razor cut might remove evidence of activity from 2 weeks ago. One hit may be too little to worry about, but I can't say I know. If it's very important - you might want to tell them the truth. This sounds like an unintended outcome if you're being honest. ...Read more

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

Don't 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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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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When my hair follicle sample was taken for a drug test. The lady cut it from the bottom of my hair. Is that normal?

When my hair follicle sample was taken for a drug test. The lady cut it from the bottom of my hair. Is that normal?

Yes: Hair sample drug testing is a way to measure up to a 90 day history of drug use. The proper procedure is to take approximately 100 hairs cut as close to the skin as possible. That way the most recent time frame is measured. ...Read more

Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more