FAQ: Hair Follicle Testing

June 1, 2017 by caitlynwilliams

To bring about a person’s general state of nutrition and health hair analysis is the best thing to do, also it is helpful in finding causes of the disease, apart from it helps the physician get to know if there is any kind of mineral deficiency, mineral imbalance, or heavy metal pollutants in the body may be the cause of a patient’s symptoms.

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Hair analysis test helps to find out if there are any mineral deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity in the body. The main aim and the benefit of these test are that they help the physician to find out deficiencies and symptoms associated with a particular disease whose main cause are largely associated with nutritional, minerals deficiencies and imbalances, and can be also related to heavy metal and chemical toxicity.


Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA): HTMA is a safe pathological test also non-invasive and it measures the comparative nutrients along with any toxic materials found in hair.

Hair Follicle Testing FAQ

Q1: What is meant by hair drug screening?

When a sample of hair strand is used for testing to identify specific drugs taken by a person which helps in to find out the drug particles and their related effects that are produced only after the drug has been taken and the trace amounts of its substance (metabolite) are inserted into hair follicle through the blood flow.

Q2: Time period of hair follicle test analysis?

Generally, a standard hair follicle test analysis has time frame maximum of ninety days but is vulnerable to change according to the growth rate of the hair of the particular person. A sample of hair to be tested is engraved as close as possible to the scalp. Almost fifty to seventy hair strands are tested.

Q3: The types of drugs can be detected in hair test?

Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates such as Codeine & Morphine, Methamphetamine, and Phencyclidine (PCP).

Q4: Effectiveness of hair follicle testing in detecting drug usage?

These are far more effective than a urinalysis drug test. Careful examination of hair follicle test analysis reveals cocaine, opiates, and methamphetamine low-level drug use over an extensive time frame. Though these can be taken out normally from the bloodstream just within three to seven days.

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