Considering the general prevalence of alcohol and drug use in the general Canadian population, it is not surprising that substance abuse problems are a leading cause of performance issues or impairment on the job (along with stress, fatigue and illness).

Alcohol and drug usage can impact the workplace in several ways:

  • Turnover
  • Absenteeism
  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • Injuries
  • Theft
  • Productivity

Hair follicle testing is one of the most effective method of drug screening.

When a drug is ingested, it enters the bloodstream and is broken down into specific metabolites. When a hair sample is screened, both the parent drug and the metabolites are isolated. Any sample that is screened non-negative is confirmed using state-of-the-art GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) technology.

Hair Follicle testing offers the longest window of detection, 90 days on a standard test. If the donor has no head hair, body hair can be used. Drug detection in body hair will report drug usage on a one year time frame.

Hair Follicle Testing(7 Panel) – with extended opiates

Hair follicle, lab based testing results are available in 10 business days.

What drugs do we test for?

7 panel, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, methamphetamines, phencyclidine, oxycodone and marijuana.

Hair Specimens cannot be adulterated or substituted.

Collection is safe and simple. (No handling of hazardous body fluids).

Hair testing is valid and admissible in court cases worldwide.

NameAbbreviationStreet Name
AmphetaminesAMPSpeed, Meth, Crank, Ecstasy
MethamphetaminesMETSpeed, Meth, Crank, Ecstasy
CocaineCOCCoke, Crack, Flake, Snow
MarijuanaTHCCannabis, Weed, Grass, Reefer
OxycodoneOXYPercodan, Percocet, Kickers, Percs
OpiatesOPIOpium, Heroine, Morphine
PhenycyclidinePCPAngel Dust, Boat, Hog, PCP
Extended opiates:Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphine