Hair drug tests are becoming a more common method of drug screening. But like most things you find online, there is a lot of misinformation when it comes to hair follicle drug screening. We are going to separate facts from fiction.
The benefits of follicle drug screening
Before we get to the most common misconceptions of hair drug testing, let us take a closer look at the benefits that this kind of testing is offered.
It is very accurate
Because follicle screening needs to be conducted by legitimate screening professionals, and because of the nature of the test, they are very difficult to cheat (if it is possible) and impossible to fake.
On the other hand, people who take other methods of drug testing, like urine, blood or saliva, can manipulate the result by drinking a lot of water to produce a diluted test sample. People can also use synthetic or fake urine or pass a sample collected from other people.
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Hair follicle screening has a longer detecting window
While urine drug screening is considered as the weakest among the testing methods, hair follicle analysis can detect drug use for at least 90 days or three months. And depending on how long the sample that was collected, it can go up to one year. Because of these reasons, a lot of companies and organizations are starting to use hair follicle as a test sample to maintain their drug-free work environment.
Because of these reasons, a lot of companies, organizations and even government agencies are starting to use follicle drug screening to maintain a drug-free work environment. Now that we have covered some of the benefits let us go into more detail and address some of the most common misconceptions about … Read the rest