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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Usually Take To Get Back A Hair Follicle Test Result

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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


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86 days clean. Will i pass hair follicle test? Also how long till you receive results?

Hard to say: Typically, a hair test goes back 90 days, but it depends on how fast your hair grows. They are looking at 1 1/2 inches of hair, closest to the scalp. Incidentally, you should not avoid it by shaving your head. They would just use some other hair. And if they do, it is pretty obvious that you are trying to hide something. ...Read more

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I take 1/2 of a 5mg oxy about 1x a week to help me with my back t play golf. Is this going to prevent me from getting a job with a hair follicle test?

I take 1/2 of a 5mg oxy about 1x a week to help me with my back t play golf.  Is this going to prevent me from getting a job with a hair follicle test?

Shouldn't : As long as this medication is prescribed by your physician -- that is not a reason to exclude you from employment. Be honest with your potential employer and bring the prescription bottle to your drug test so they can verify it. These types of drug tests want to detect illicit drug use or abuse. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long does alcohol stay in hair? (Hair follicle test) And does frequency of use have an effect? I go out for a few drinks one day a week.

How long does alcohol stay in hair? (Hair follicle test) And does frequency of use have an effect? I go out for a few drinks one day a week.

The hair test: can give a "look back" up to 3 months! HOWEVER it is only of use for agencies/employers with ZERO tolerance for alcohol use. IT'S TOO SENSITIVE!!!!! If you drink AT ALL and a potential EMPLOYER is requiring a PRE-PLACEMENT hair test FORGET ABOUT THAT JOB untillyou have had NO alcohol for 90 days!!!!! MY opinion Only Hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi yes I take Zoloft (sertraline) and I was wondering if it would show up as benzodiazepines in a hair follicle test the way it would in a urinalysis?

Hi yes I take Zoloft (sertraline) and I was wondering if it would show up as benzodiazepines in a hair follicle test the way it would in a urinalysis?

Yes it will: If you are taking sertraline (Zolof) about one third of time will give false positive for benzodiazepines You should be truthful for job drug screening , if Rx ed medication , your condition will not hinder the job performance a note from your doctor is enough , and be truthful in your application. ...Read more