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Our Hair Follicle Test for Alcohol determines if a person has been drinking regularly in the past 90 days. This test is typically ordered by courts following DUI infractions, ex-spouses in custody disputes, clinicians treating alcoholism, and families concerned about underage drinking. This alcohol hair test can be combined with a hair follicle drug test in order to test for drugs and alcohol at the same time.

Urine tests and breathalyzers aren’t the only way to test for alcohol use. In some instances, an alcohol hair follicle test is preferable since it has a much longer detection window than other types of testing. For court cases and in medical treatment settings, a hair follicle test for alcohol is often the preferred method of testing. Individuals and employers can register online or call (888) 378-2499.

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Hair Alcohol Test Options

Hair Alcohol Test
Hair alcohol testing screens for frequent or heavy alcohol consumption in the past 5-90 days using head or body hair. Although this test has the longest detection window of the alcohol tests that we offer, it should not be used to detect very recent alcohol use, such as if the person is currently intoxicated. Find Clinic Now
Hair Alcohol + 5 Panel
This option inludes our 5 panel hair test. Find Clinic Now
Hair Alcohol + 7 Panel
For a more comprehensive drug screen, this testing option includes our 7 panel hair drug test. Find Clinic Now

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Schedule an Alcohol Hair Test?

To order an hair follicle test for alcohol, register online or call us at (888) 378-2499 for assistance. We will send you a registration code that can be used at the nearest lab to the city, state and/or zip code you choose. When the person being tested walks into the lab, they simply present the registration code along with their photo ID.

When Will I Get My Results?

Results for hair follicle tests are usually available in five to seven business days. Non-negative test results take longer, as they must be confirmed by the lab.

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Hair?

Alcohol’s metabolite, EtG, stays in your hair for up to 90 days. While a hair follicle alcohol test can’t tell you when the person had a drink, it does indicate an average EtG level. It won’t register for a single drink, but rather habitual or binge drinking.

How Accurate Are Hair Tests for Alcohol?

Hair follicle alcohol testing produces reliable and accurate results if you’re testing for frequent and/or heavy alcohol use in the past three months. It is not a good indicator of casual alcohol consumption, nor can it be used to identify current or very recent alcohol use; it takes approximately five days for alcohol to be detectable in a person’s hair.

About Our Hair Alcohol Test

Who Should Register for Our Hair Follicle Alcohol Test and Why

Hair follicle tests are used by those who need an alcohol test that provides the longest possible detection window for alcohol use.

You should consider hair follicle alcohol testing (EtG) if you are:

Involved in a DUI court case as an attorney, judge, or probation officer
A clinician who is treating alcoholism
Involved in custody dispute
Concerned about underage drinking, alcohol use or alcoholism by a loved one over an extended period of time.

Combined with a hair follicle drug test, this professional lab test can be used to detect both drugs and alcohol simultaneously.

How a Hair Follicle EtG Alcohol Test Works

Our hair testing looks for ethyl glucuronide (EtG), which is one of the two metabolites that occur naturally in the body from the breakdown of ethanol. EtG is present in the hair long after ethanol can be measured. Ethanol is the substance in alcoholic drinks which causes intoxication.

To perform hair testing, our trained technicians cut approximately 60 to 100 strands of hair. This hair must be at least 1.5 inches in length per strand to be analyzed. We can use a hair sample from the head, leg, armpit, or chest. If the person’s head hair isn’t long enough, please choose the body hair option when you register. Many (though not all) of our clinics perform hair follicle tests. For those that do, only certain labs will perform the test on body hair. We will register you with the right clinic based on your location and your specific needs.

Hair Follicle Alcohol Testing vs Other Types of Alcohol Tests

The main difference between hair follicle testing, EtG urine alcohol tests and Peth alcohol tests, aside from the method of sample collection, is the length of time that prior alcohol use can be detected. Our urine alcohol test is the shortest, with a lookback of just 12 hours. EtG urine tests go back 3 days. The PEth alcohol test can show prior alcohol use for up to 3 weeks. Only the alcohol hair test can detect alcohol consumption for up to 90 days.

Why Choose Health Street

At Health Street, we provide testing for individuals and organizations, and can help you determine the best type of alcohol test for your circumstances. Give us a call if you have questions about our EtG hair alcohol test and other screening services, or you can visit our blog to learn more about our hair follicle tests.

Related Tests

Health Street offers many other options for alcohol testing. If you’d like to see a comprehensive list of all the tests that we offer, you can view all alcohol tests here.

If a hair alcohol test isn’t what you need, try taking a look at our EtG Urine Alcohol Test (70 to 80 hours look back) or our Peth Alcohol Blood Test (3 week look back).


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By Jennifer Price on 8/7/2020
Excellent job!! Extremely fast service !!
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By Lauren Tucker on 5/7/2020
It was very easy to buy the test and the results were back in three days!!! Best turn around Ive ever had!
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By Angie Crawford on 1/14/2020
Customer service was great! I used West Jordan clinic. Drug testing. My only complaint is the cost was high.
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By Elizabeth Prescott on 1/8/2020
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By Alyssa Beider on 11/24/2019
I needed this test for my DCPP case which was accusing my urines of not being correct.I got my result in one day and its negative like I had already known. I am so thankful for the speedy and legit result that I can give them.
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By Denise summey on 10/23/2019
Great service
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By Shane Carrington on 8/21/2019
Answered all my questions and made the entire process easy for me.
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By Marjorie E Haynes on 6/14/2019
I had a hair analysis for the drug AB Pinaca, which was negative. Customer service was good. A girl named Shervon hung up on me because she had another caller coming in and she felt I was asking too many questions and was taking too long. She did send me a text with a link to learn more about the test. I’ve never had to use your services before this test. I have never ordered any products. Thank you for the quick turn around time. One thing, I had the test on a Friday morning and didn’t receive a confirmation that it was received at the lab until Wednesday afternoon. I received the results quickly from the lab, but it took longer than I expected for the specimen to arrive at the lab. Thank you.
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By Kristin Steele on 5/20/2019
I needed a way to contest a false positive test result caused by lab error your service gave me the proof needed to prove the error, I used your hair drug testing service and the process was easy and the text message updates were nice
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By C Inagaki on 4/4/2019
Queva James is the utmost professional and communicated clearly and with excellent customer service. Thank you for your conscientious and clear communication.