Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HAIRSTAT 5
Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-6 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Ensure hair is not chemically treated or synthetic. Hair from the beard, underarms, chest, arms, legs or pubic hair may be collected. Body hair from different sites may be combined to get a final volume. Body hair and scalp hair should not be combined.

Collect

100 mg hair. A kit must be ordered prior to collecting specimen (ARUP supply #40477). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or by contacting Client Services at (800) 522-2787.

Specimen Preparation

Transport 100 mg hair (a ponytail 1.5 inches long and the diameter of a #2 pencil). (Min: 100 mg)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens without an intact specimen seal.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 year; Refrigerated: Undefined; Frozen: Undefined

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

A 1.5 inch specimen of head hair represents approximately three months of hair growth, and therefore, up to three months of collective history of drug exposure. Dying, bleaching, perming, and chemical straightening of hair may affect results.

Test includes: amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, cannabinoids (marijuana), and phencyclidine (PCP). No additional charges for reflex testing.

Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0092069 Hairstat 5
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Aliases
Hairstat 5 Reflexive Panel

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