It’s Still Possible – How To Pass A Hair Test in 2016

image of how to pass a hair test 2015In this article, we explore how to pass a hair test (hair strand test). Compared to the other types of screenings, the hair test is the most accurate, which makes it the hardest to pass.

Passing: The Basics

If you think you’re going to fail, then you’re going to need some help. Most people instantly flock to Google and search for an answer. It you found some online forums then you’re probably going to be even more confused.

The online forums are littered with a ton of garbage; only once in a blue moon will you find something of value. We’re glad you’ve found our site as we’ll cut straight to the point.

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The Rise Of The Follicle Test

These days, it has become increasingly common for companies to screen their employees. Hair screenings are used throughout the Western World, including in the United States, the United Kingdom and in Canada. In the United States, the test is also used in court cases and is seen legally and scientifically as admissible evidence.

In terms of costs, follicle exams are not as expensive as some other forms, but not as cheap as urine testing. Different equipment is used for this type of test, and you pay over $100 per person each one if you’re a business.

Follicle tests have only been around for the past couple of decades, as technology has advanced enough to allow for testing of certain chemicals within the hair.

The test is not invasive and requires less privacy than urine testing, (check out our synthetic urine article) most businesses, and their employees are okay with it. As has been stated, the test is now legally admissible in courts in the United States as well as in other industrialized countries.

Follicle Test Detection Time

It should be noted here that longer-term results can be obtained through hair follicle testing but generally, only the first few inches are used. The typical length used is 1.5 inches, and since the average growth of the human hair is half an inch a month, the analysis covers 90 days.

This is only an approximate amount as well. It can change depending on how fast someone’s hair grows. For one person, 1.5 inches can cover four months while it covers two months.

How It Worksimage of fear of failing hair test

With this test, any hair except for pubic can be taken. As has been stated, typically hair on the head is used because it grows at a regular rate, in contrast to body hair that grows much slower. With the top of the head yielding results of 90 days, the body hair of an individual will give a much longer amount of time to test in the same length.

This is because body hair grows at a much slower rate than on the head. Another problem with using body hair instead of the head is that the growth rate is highly variable, so getting an accurate amount of time is very difficult.

When testing is done at a workplace, an individual from a company or laboratory will come to a workplace and collect samples for the employees there. At this point, the samples are screened in a laboratory using the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay methodology.

This is a highly-reliable form of testing used throughout the United States. When the tests are done, any follicle samples that test positive are then subjected to another test, the mass spectrometry test (or a variation of) to back up the findings on the original test.

All testing must follow the 2004 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration guidelines. The turnaround time on results will be one to three business days. More often than not, laboratories will use the chain-of-custody process that is seen in urinalysis. This is when the samples move through a variety of hands to prevent any tampering. This process follows the federal guidelines, as well as the guidelines of the College of American Pathologists.

Hair that has been removed for a test can be saved for as long as one year, and test results are typically retained for two years at most. Once the report is made, it is reported to the designated party at the business and the Medical Review Officer.

Most laboratories will wash the samples to prevent any external contamination when the testing is being done.

image of hair test statisticsTesting Statistics

It is believed that the test will uncover five to ten times positive results as the urine screening.

In terms of positive test results in the workplaces, the following figures apply:

1. In 2006, the overall positive test rate for follicle testing was 8.4 percent. This went up to 9.5 percent in 2007 and has fallen since then to 6.6 per cent.


Hair follicle tests are highly accurate, difficult to beat and are being used more and more by companies who want to test 90 days back. While some feel it is an invasion of privacy, many companies do this to ensure that both workers and the general public are safe.

Next to urine testing, hair follicle testing is the most common form.

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