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During our past years of working with Corporate and Institutions, we have found that Testing for Drug Abuse as part of Pre-employment screening is fast becoming a necessity. The risks, liabilities, productivity and health issues associated with Drug Abuse in the workplace are major concerns for employers. More and more employers are now including Drug Testing as part of their Pre-employment screening packages.
Drug Testing in Pre-employment packages is currently limited only to Urine Drug Testing for want of availability of more effective means. Urine Drug Testing has a limitation of being able to detect Drug Abuse over the last 2-3 days only. If the Examinee gets 2-3 days’ advance intimation about the Testing, he/she can easily abstain from Drug-abuse during that period, rendering Urine Drug Testing ineffective.
Herein lies the need for Hair Drug Testing since it typically detects Drug Abuse over a 90-day period. Because of this 90-day Detection period, it is the most effective means of Drug Abuse Testing, and is thus most recommended for Pre-Employment Verification.
Hair Drug Testing overview
Hair testing is the most accurate and effective method of finding users of Drugs of Abuse. Using a small sample of hair cut at the scalp, hair analysis evaluates the amount of drug metabolites embedded inside the hair shaft.
When compared to the more traditional forms of testing (i.e., Urine testing), hair samples can detect a longer period of drug use. With Urine, most drugs are undetectable if Urinalysis is done more than 2-3 days after use. After the 2-3 day period, a Urine donor will test negative and slip through the Urine screening process. With Hair samples, each ½ inch of head hair provides a 30-day history of drug use. The standard for the industry is to test 1.5 inches, which provides a 90-day history of the donor’s drug use.
If no head hair is available, body hair can be used. Bleaches, shampoos and external contaminants (i.e. marijuana smoke) have no known impact on test results.
R4U has entered into an alliance with Omega Laboratories Inc. of USA for Hair Drug Testing with the objective of making available this most effective means of Drug Testing across major cities in India. Omega Laboratories is a leader in emerging Drug Testing Technologies with focus on Hair Drug Testing, which has proven to be the most effective method for detecting long term substance abuse.
We hope to have been able to establish the need for including Hair Drug Testing and Urine Drug Testing in Pre-employment screening; and hope to be of service to you for your requirement across major cities in the country.