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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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Can a hair follicle test for alcohol provide proof of complete abstinence?! I had a couple of beers and a little tequila 2 months ago.

Can a hair follicle test for alcohol provide proof of complete abstinence?! I had a couple of beers and a little tequila 2 months ago.

Won't show: If you're in an abstinence-based program, this kind of "slip" isn't worth it, though. I'm glad you're doing well overall and wish you continued success. ...Read more

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I had 3-4 vodka tonic drinks less than a month ago. Will this appear on an alcohol hair follicle test?

I had 3-4 vodka tonic drinks less than a month ago. Will this appear on an alcohol hair follicle test?

Drug test: No, alcohol is pretty rapidly metabolized and out of your system. It is not stored within hair follicles. ...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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Would 2 percocets taken over a month ago show up in a hair follicle test now?

Yes: Typically window of detection is 90 days. So there is a good chance the hair follicle test will be positive. ...Read more

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How long does adipex show up in a hair follicle test?

Drug Screening HAIR: It stays until the hair is cut past the length it was on the day you used it last. It does not 'dissipate' out of the hair. ...Read more

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Does neurontin (gabapentin) show up in a hair follicle test?

Not controlled drug: This is not on the list of taboo substances so it is not a standard target. Also if you've been prescribed it, it would not be a problem. Don't worry about the test results regarding it. Do worry about your judgement if you take drugs w/o proper Rx since that can be dangerous for your health. Hope you do well! ...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

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If I smoked ice a couple of times a few weeks ago will that show up on a hair follicle test that I have three weeks from now?

Yes: The thing with hair testing is that any significant single use you have had during the period in which that hair has been growing will show an indication of that use when subjected to testing. Methamphetamine is a very very addictive drug (more so than cocaine or even heroin) and if you play with it, you are going to eventually get into trouble. Get some counseling now and admit the problem. ...Read more

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I have taken 60-70 mg of vyvance for the first times in a while over the past two days. I have a hair follicle test on wednesday. Will it show up?

I have taken 60-70 mg of vyvance for the first times in a while over the past two days. I have a hair follicle test on wednesday. Will it show up?

Yes. Take your: Prescription bottle with you when you go to test. It will explain the presence of amphetamines. If the date of the Rx is old, you may have to explain why you have not adhered to your treatment plan. ...Read more

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how long will pot show up on a hair follicle test? I smoked once or twice a week for a couple months. I stopped 3 months ago.

"POT": The standard detection window for the hair test is 90 days. Because hair grows about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in 90 days, hairs with a length of about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) are targeted for cutting. Longer hairs will give a longer window of detection. ...Read more

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Will second hand crack cocaine smoke show up on a hair follicle test? Please help me docs!

Will second hand crack cocaine smoke show up on a hair follicle test? Please help me docs!

Highly unlikely: But if you know you are subject to drug testing (especially hair testing), and still are hanging out where crack cocaine is being smoked, you need to think about your risk-taking and decision making. If anyone inhales enough cocaine smoke to register positive, then they potentially were inhaling enough to have other effects as well. People who hang around bars eventually drink, ditto with crack. ...Read more

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Will Kratom show up on a expensive GOVERNMENT GRADED hair follicle test??

Will Kratom show up on a expensive GOVERNMENT GRADED hair follicle test??

Need details: This will not be detected unless there is a specific protocol to look for it. Don't be a fool. Stay away from kratom!! ...Read more

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Will opiates show up on my hair follicle test if I haven't done it for a month?

Will opiates show up on my hair follicle test if I haven't done it for a month?

Yes.: That is the purpose of the hair test. It should be positive for months while a blood or urine test could only detect current use. ...Read more

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Does lsd show up in a standard 12 panel hair follicle test?

It Depends: It depends on the test. There are dozens of different tests for a "12 panel" test. ...Read more

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If I took a few hits from a joint over 14 months ago, will it show up on my hair follicle test? I also have really long hair if that helps.

If I took a few hits from a joint over 14 months ago, will it show up on my hair follicle test? I also have really long hair if that helps.

Depends: If they check the hair follicle, the test should be negative. But if they check further down the hair shaft, it may be positive. After 14 months a single exposure to marijuana should show up positive at about 17 cm (assuming normal hair growth). If that was the only time your used, hair on either side may be negative. In fact this type of analysis is used to establish history of episodic use. ...Read more

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I had a 3 month hair follicle test for heroin will it show positive if the last time I used was over 5 month ago please please answer yhank u so much?

Highly unlikely: At this point, if you test positive, it would be because of recent use. If you truly have not used any opiates in 5 months, you shouldn't have to worry. ...Read more

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Will any of these prescription show up on hair follicle test citalopram and zopiclone?

Will any of these prescription show up on hair follicle test citalopram and zopiclone?

Hair follicle test: Neither medication is an illicit drug. Celexa (citalopram) is an SSRI, Zopiclone is a non-Benzodiazepine sleep aid. They would not be tested for. ...Read more

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Is there any common drugs such as amphetamines that are in lsd that will show up in a common hair follicle test?

Is there any common drugs such as amphetamines that are in lsd that will show up in a common hair follicle test?

HealthTap Ethics: Not one physician here is interested in helping you stay an active drug user. We do not and will not help you beat a drug test. This is not a forum for that. We will, however, offer all the support we can to get clean and sober and to find recovery! Please don't ask us us questions to keep using drugs. That is asking us to break our code of ethics. ...Read more