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Doctor insights on: Will Alcohol Show Up In A Hair Follicle Test

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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