Ordering Recommendation

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state 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.


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)
Specimen must have a tamper evident seal affixed. Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens without a tamper evident seal affixed cannot be tested.


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


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




3-6 days

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Compliance Category

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.

Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0092069 Hairstat 5
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.


Hairstat 5 Reflexive Panel