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Hair drugs of abuse testing offers up to a 90-day window for detection of drug use and a convenient sampling process that can be performed almost anywhere.
The collector obtains a 100-milligram sample of hair cut at the scalp. Collected hair will then be processed with a sample preparation device included in the kit. The device is easy to use at home.
After sample preparation, the testing is as simple as a Covid-19 antigen test kit. Testing can be finished at home. Result will be ready within 15 minutes.
The kit is commonly used for employment test/job test. A private self screening is also possible with the kit. 6 common test targets can be detected in one run.
Pria was founded in 2002 to bring the benefits of fluorescent clinical diagnostics into point-of-care and consumer markets. Since founding, the company has developed a novel diagnostics platform and built its first product Element. In addition to Pria´s internal development efforts, the Company has on-going collaborations with top tier universities as well as working as a sub-contractor on DARPA and NIH grant programs.
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How does the drug detection window for hair compare to urine and oral fluid?
Drug detection times vary depending on the dose, sensitivity of the testing method used, preparation and route of administration, duration of use (acute or chronic), the matrix that is analyzed, the molecule or metabolite that is looked for, the pH and concentration of the matrix (urine, oral fluid), and variations in metabolic and renal clearance.2 In general, the detection time is longest in hair, followed by urine and oral fluid.2 Drugs in hair may be detectable for approximately 90 days, whereas drugs in urine are generally detectable for one to seven days or longer in chronic users and in oral fluid from five to 48 hours.2
What time period does a hair drug test cover?
Hair growth rates vary; typically, head hair grows at an average of one-half inch per month. Therefore, a 1.5-inch hair sample detects drug use up to 90 days prior to testing.1
How much hair is needed for a hair drug test?
A hair drug test with initial screen and confirmation requires 100 milligrams of hair (90 to 120 strands).
What is hair drug testing?
Drug and drug metabolite(s) are incorporated into the hair matrix from the bloodstream following drug use. Hair drug testing detects drugs that are embedded in the hair.1