Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
New York DOH Approval Status
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.
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.
Transport 100 mg hair (a ponytail 1.5 inches long and the diameter of a #2 pencil). (Min: 100 mg)
Specimen must have a tamper evident seal affixed. Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Specimens without a tamper evident seal affixed cannot be tested.
Ambient: 1 year; Refrigerated: Undefined; Frozen: Undefined
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
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.
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