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5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

A 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test finds THC, cocaine, heroin or meth if used during the last 90 days. Employers and individuals can register online or call (888) 378-2499 to set up testing for staff or others. We offer hair drug testing at over 5000 clinic locations nationwide.

Our online registration process is simple. You choose the lab location based on ZIP code during registration. An authorization barcode is instantly emailed to you and texted directly to the phone of the person being tested. A map of the clinic location will accompany the barcode. The registrant can then walk in to the drug testing facility and show the barcode along with photo ID. Results are fast, signed by a doctor, and reported securely online.

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About 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

List of drugs detected by 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

How to Register

Registering for a 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test is fast and easy for companies or individuals. The lab location is chosen during the drug testing registration process based on the ZIP code you enter. A Five Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test costs $175.00.

Status notifications

Once registered, a barcode authorization and a map with the clinic address is immediately sent via email. Employers can choose to provide the employee’s cell phone number to enable instant text messaging of the barcode and clinic address, or else they can simply forward the email registration to their candidate or employee at their convenience. The barcode is then presented to the professional technician at the chosen drug testing facility along with government issued photo ID, and the test is administered. Status notifications are sent throughout the process. The person who placed the order is notified when the registrant completes the drug test. Additional notifications are sent when the hair specimen reaches the lab, and, of course, when the results are ready to review securely online.

Hair Drug Test Results

Results report

The result of a 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test is reported in a secure PDF files which detail the list of the tested drugs. For each class of drugs, there is an indication of Positive or Negative. If a drug comes back positive, the specific metabolite which tested positive will be specifically indicated. Quantitative levels for positive results are available upon request. The PDF file can be easily downloaded from our portal, printed, or forwarded. We are also happy to send or fax drug test results to any person, employer, or organization that needs to get a copy of the report.

How long do results take?

Negative hair drug drug tests typically come back in two to three business days, but in some cases can take longer. If the screening is not negative, further testing is required. Our lab will run a GC/MS confirmation test on all non-negatives, which provides an official, quantitative measurement of the level of drugs in the system. Confirmation testing takes approximately 3-5 business days (or longer if more than one screen is non-negative).

Staff Glass™… the Employer eResults Portal

Business users get free access to our secure Employer eResults Portal – “StaffGlass” – to place orders, view test results, manage employees and eSignature documents (such as policies and procedures), update random drug testing pools, and register for background checks. Non-business clients get results via email and/or fax.

Accredited Laboratory and Medical Review Officer

Like all of our hair drug testing specimens, 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Tests are processed at a laboratory accredited by the College of American Pathologists and certified according to the ISO/IEC 17025 standards. Results are reviewed by one of our Medical Review Officers (MRO). Our MROs are licensed physicians and toxicology experts. If the result of a hair drug screening is non-negative, the MRO will reach out to the person to ask about prescription medications and, if appropriate, to request proof. Once that conversation with the doctor takes place, and the person has a chance to provide proof of any prescriptions, the MRO will release the final results, which will be reported to the Employer or person who requested the test.

Hair Drug Test Facts

  • 1) Hair drug testing is designed to detect repeated usage of drugs over an extended period of time.
  • 2) Although widely known as “hair follicle drug tests”, the test itself is conducted on strands of hair cut from the head or body, not the actual follicles.
  • 3) Bleached hair does not disqualify someone from taking a hair test, but it can reduce the ability of the test to detect drug use
  • 4) It is extremely difficult to cheat a hair drug test, particularly because we cut the hair directly from the person’s head or body.
  • 5) It takes approximately 5 days for an ingested drug to show up in a 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test. Evidence of drugs that are in the bloodstream get into the hair follicles, but it takes time before the follicle grows out into the hair strands, where it can be detected when cut for a test.
  • 6) Contrary to popular belief, it is not possible to identify the exact date or time when someone used a drug by administering a hair follicle drug test

Hair Drug Test Detection Times

The window of detection for a 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test is approximately 90 days. However, this can vary depending on several factors. First, the amount of drugs consumed matters; the more a person takes of a given substance, the longer it can be found in a hair follicle test. Frequency of use is also a factor – the more often a drug is taken, the more likely it is to show up on a hair test for a longer period of time. Hair tests are not designed to detect a single use; rather, these tests are designed to look for repeat usage over an extended time period. Additionally, since there is more dormant hair on the body than there is on the head, body hair has a chance of retaining drugs for a longer period of time than head hair.

What can be found in a 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The following drugs show up on a 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Basic opiates
  • Amphetamines
  • PCP
  • Ecstasy

Marijuana

Marijuana, commonly known as weed, grass, or pot, comes from the Cannabis plant and contains the psychoactive drug THC. Other than tobacco and alcohol, marijuana is the most popular recreational drug in America. Marijuana can be found in a 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test.

Laws regarding the legality of marijuana are in rapid transition; several states have legalized recreational usage of weed, and many more have legalized medical uses. However, the federal government continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance. Schedule 1 is the most stringent class, reserved only for drugs that have the highest potential for abuse and no accepted medical purposes. While there is fierce debate over this classification, the varying legal standards has created mass uncertainty for employers and employment drug testing with respect to testing urine for marijuana.

Smoking is the most common way to use marijuana. There are different ways to smoke weed: smoking pot from a pipe or water-pipe is referred to as “smoking a bong”; smoking grass that was placed in an empty cigar is called “smoking a blunt”; and, smoking weed rolled into a cigarette wrapper is referred to as a “smoking a joint”. Marijuana can also be baked into food and prepared into what is commonly called “edibles”. Hash brownies are a popular form of marijuana edibles. The method of ingestion method can impact the intensity of psychoactive effect on the user. It can also affect how long marijuana can last in the user’s system and how long it will show up on a hair drug test.

Individuals smoke marijuana to elevate mood and promote relaxation. However, side effects can and do occur, most commonly including paranoia, anxiety, lack of focus and attention, and poor driving. Indicators of marijuana usage include bloodshot or swollen eyes, dry mouth, accelerated heart rate, and loss of coordination. While it is virtually impossible to die from a marijuana overdose, large amounts of the drug can cause extreme panic attacks leading to dangerous and possibly fatal consequences. The main dangers associated with marijuana involve long term use. Individuals who use weed over an extended period of time frequently report concentration problems, memory issues, and lung trouble. Weed can be found in a Five Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

Employers have a right to conduct hair tests for marijuana even in states where recreational use is permitted, since marijuana use is illegal at the federal level. hair drug testing is often done on a pre-employment, random, and reasonable suspicion basis. Families continue to have a right to test their teens and college age children to ensure they remain drug free. THC is detectable by a hair drug screen panel for up to approximately 90 days in someone who engages in occasional use. However, the chemical compounds in marijuana are fat-soluble; therefore, heavy users can retain THC metabolites in one’s fat tissues for an extended period of time, and it may be detected in a hair test for a much longer period of time.

Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful, expensive, street drug that makes users feel energized and strong. Street names like “blow” hint at the snorting of the powdered form of cocaine, which allows it to enter the body via the nasal passages. From there, it goes directly into the bloodstream and quickly impacts the central nervous system. “Coke” can also be smoked or injected. Cocaine shows up on a hair drug test for around 90 days.

Cocaine creates a high that is both euphoric, energetic, and short lived – only about a half-hour. Signs of cocaine use include extreme energy, feelings of power, paranoia, and anxiety. Physical indicators include dilated pupils, exuberant speech, and, of course, the telltale sniffing. A 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test is very effective at finding evidence of cocaine use.

Many people ask if “crack” is the same thing as cocaine. Crack is actually cocaine processed into crystallized form for smoking. It has the same effect on the user, but the high comes even faster, and it packs a stronger punch. On the other hand, the high from smoking crack lasts a shorter period of time – just minutes – compared with snorting cocaine. Thus, addicts tend to light up more often and binge to sustain their addiction. Employers who wish to avoid the dangers and high cost of employing cocaine users conduct hair drug testing.

Long term cocaine use has very serious side effects, including heart damage, stroke, and cardiac arrest. Users often combine cocaine with other drugs like alcohol (known as “polydrug abuse”). This combination can create a fatal metabolite called cocaethylene, which can cause heart stoppage. Another deadly combination is cocaine and heroin, known as “speedballing”, which often leads to overdose or death. Families and employers who suspect cocaine use or just wish to deter it should request a hair drug screenings that includes this dangerous drug.

Basic opiates

Our 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test picks up three basic opiates: codeine, morphine, and heroin. Of the three, heroin is by far the most addictive and dangerous. Morphine is a natural substance that comes from the opium poppy plant, and heroin is actually synthesized from morphine. Heroin essentially changes back to morphine once ingested, but it is faster acting and more powerful. Users can become addicted to heroin after a single dose. Testing hair for drugs is an effective way to deter or identify heroin use.

Heroin users inject, smoke or inhale the drug. Once in the blood, it travels to the brain rapidly to bind to opioid receptors and create a feeling of euphoria. Injecting creates the most powerful effect, sending users a warm rush of bliss before they go “on the nod” – a street term that refers to a drowsy state. After using heroin, hair drug screen panels can detect it for about 3 months

Once dependent on heroin, users will experience harsh withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to quit. Symptoms include restlessness, muscle and bone pain, and insomnia. Heroin withdrawal is the source of many common street phrases associated with drug abuse. For example, “kicking the habit” refers to the involuntary kicking movements when coming off of this opioid. It is essential to continuously monitor former users for years following a successful recovery, and a program of random hair drug testing is a crucial component of this effort.

Untreated heroin addiction becomes more and more dangerous, as users build up a tolerance. The more addicted they become, the more it takes to get them high. For this reason, it is very easy to overdose. The danger of overdose can actually increase during any attempt to quit. Heroin overdose is a medical emergency that can lead to death. Establishing a pre-employment hair drug testing program is one way for businesses to maintain a safe work environment.

Amphetamines

Amphetamines are a group of synthetic stimulants that include legal prescriptions, like Adderall,and illegally manufactured methamphetamines. Prescription amphetamines typically come in pill form and are ingested orally, while methamphetamines are typically smoked. Both of these types of amphetamines can be found in a 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test, and, if positive, the results will clearly distinguish between them.

Most people know that amphetamines are often used as a treatment for attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Strangely, “speed” has the paradoxical effect of creating mental focus and thus reducing hyperactivity. Somehow, a mind that is racing – and therefore unfocused – achieves clarity and focus when given a stimulant, amphetamines. Some weight loss products also contain amphetamines. More than ever, college kids are using amphetamines to keep themselves awake or to create laser like tunnel vision in an effort to stay focused for long hours while studying. Even those who have prescriptions for this drug to treat a legitimate medical need can become psychologically convinced that they cannot study effectively without taking it. To counter to this trend, families as well as businesses frequently request hair drug tests.

Many families with college age students request ongoing, random hair drug screen panels such as the Five Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test to identify and prevent use of unauthorized prescriptions like Adderall. On the other hand, methamphetamines, produced by illegal meth labs in the U.S. and abroad, is far more dangerous. The drug known as “crystal meth” achieved notoriety in the smash TV series “Breaking Bad”, which also exposed its dangers. Small doses of meth stimulate the user and cause weight loss; large doses and frequent use, however, lead to addiction and devastating side effects, including blurred vision, severe dental decay, and convulsions.

Meth users can stay awake for long periods of time without sleep. Noticeable weight loss that’s not attributed to exercise or dietary changes can be a sign of methamphetamine use. Because this drug has dangerous side effects, including violence, it is vital for employers of any size to include amphetamines as a part of their employment drug testing program. It can be detected in the hair for approximately three months..

PCP

Angel Dust (PCP) is a wildly dangerous drug, making users feel invincible and often leading to violence, injuries, and death. PCP shows up on our 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test.

PCP was created as a surgical anesthetic in 1926. However, the side effects were so severe that the use of PCP was soon banned. Reports from patients of the day reflect the same intense side effects reported from present day users, including mania, delirium, and hallucinations. In 1967, PCP was briefly sold as a veterinary anesthetic, but it was quickly withdrawn. Virtually all employment hair drug testing includes a screening for PCP.

Angel Dust (PCP) is both an upper and a downer; it’s classified as a dissociative anesthetic. The effects of PCP are unpredictable, giving users an “out of body” feeling with a numbing effect on the mind. PCP has earned its reputation as the “scariest” drug because of the gruesome behavior reported widely in high profile incidents. In 2002, rapper Big Lurch was sentenced to life in prison after murdering his roommate and eating parts of her body while under the influence of PCP. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was reportedly using Angel Dust before killing an associate and, eventually, himself. Clearly it is vital that anyone suspected of using this substance be tested immediately. PCP shows up on a 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test for 90 days.

Ecstasy

Ecstasy, the street name of the drug MDMA, creates a burst of serotonin in the user’s brain. This neurotransmitter is responsible for feelings of well-being, happiness, love and sexual arousal. When on this drug, users develop a sense of empathy and a euphoric like feeling and a desire to touch. However, like all drugs, it’s a package deal that comes complete with side effects; ecstasy is notable for the depression that accompanies its hangover.

Most teens or young adults who frequent the party circuit, particularly those that stay out all night, have some exposure to this drug. Long haul drivers are also known to use MDMA as a way to stay awake on the road. The most telltale signs that someone has used ecstasy occurs as the user comes down from the high. He or she may experience irritability, extreme fatigue, paranoia, loss of appetite, and even jaw soreness from the tendency of users to clench the jaw while high. Of course, the only certain way to determine if someone has taken ecstasy is to request a drug test. MDMA can be found in a Five Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test.

It’s important to remember that while ecstasy is type of amphetamines, a class of drugs known as uppers, it is not included in many basic hair drug tests. The 5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test specifically screens for MDMA and MDA.

Molly is a variant of Ecstasy which is usually laced with other ingredients. Oftentimes, both ecstasy and molly may be sold on the street as “pure”, but in actuality, they usually contain less than 100% MDMA. A common substitute is MDA, which is considered more dangerous. Worse still, the drugs can be mixed with very unsafe chemicals, heroin, or meth. In some instances, the ecstasy can be a fake, containing no MDMA or MDA at all, at times containing just caffeine.

Since this drug is not legally sold as a prescription, pure ecstasy is rare. As such, the dangers of MDMA are largely due to the unknown impurities in the street formulations that people consume. Ecstasy/molly is popular among teens. In recent years at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival, two young partygoers died of a suspected Molly overdose. Combining Molly with alcohol is also a common but dangerous scenario. Finally, the increase in body temperature brought on by molly, along with its otherworldly effect, can be especially problematic in certain work environments, and can sometimes lead to injury or even death.

Employers are wise to include MDMA/ecstasy in their drug testing programs. MDMA can be detected in the hair for around 3 months.

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Thank you for the awesome level of service you always provide when I request a hair follicle drug test!!! You are very responsive with my requests and any questions I may have - and you always process my requests quickly.
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