Hair Strand Test
A hair strand test can be used to detect long-term alcohol abuse with a detection window of 90+ days. Offering the longest detection window of all sample types, an alcohol hair test is utilised to detect alcohol consumption over a 3 month period. It is often used by employers or recruiters conducting pre-employment screening to assess the eligibility of applicants for a job role, family law solicitors requiring alcohol testing for family court cases and police officers involved in forensic toxicology cases.
At Randox Testing Services we combine the testing of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) as an aid in assessing chronic or excessive alcohol consumption. Both are metabolites of alcohol present in hair after the breakdown of alcohol in the body.