It’s amazing what our bodies are capable of doing. Every single piece of you can tell a story, right down to the hairs on your head. At Texas Genetic Labs, LLC, we offer hair drug testing services in the Austin, TX area and beyond. While most labs offer urine drug screening, our state of the lab takes it a step further by offering hair drug testing services.
Testing With Hair Samples
We’ve all seen in police and crime lab movies how people can pluck a piece of hair from someone and then run all sorts of DNA. When you really think about it, it sounds pretty crazy! You can tell if someone else is related to you by just a pluck of the hair. So, it makes you think, what else can you tell from your hair? Hair drug testing services only requires the smallest sample of hair. We collect it under supervision and generally grab 100-200 hairs right from the crown of the head. We like to cut it as close to the scalp as possible so that we test the actual strands versus the hair follicle. We do this so that our sample is much less likely to be tampered with and the results are accurate.
What Do Hair Samples Screen For?
Hair drug testing offers a variety of different items to test for. Our list includes the following:
- Tricyclic Antidepressants
- Synthetic Analgesics
Why Choose Us?
While select labs may offer hair drug testing services, no one compares to Texas Genetic Labs, LLC. We have robust test protocols and washing procedures that ensure accuracy for all of our tests. Our turnaround times are some of the fastest in the country, providing results within 32-48 hours. Once the results are given, our in-depth reporting will explain in detail any positive results. All of the information we provide will help the physician to read it and give an expert explanation to the patient. If there are still lingering questions, we have knowledgeable lab representatives that are available seven days a week to answer questions.
Toxicology is never an easy topic to discuss, no matter if it is purposeful or accidental. If you are looking for an innovative way to get toxicology results for your patients, contact Texas Genetic Labs, LLC today. Serving Austin, TX and beyond, we are ready to provide you with the hair drug testing services that you need. Call us today at (877) 375-2165.