Health & Wellness Home Health Hazards

Hair Drug Testing Length?

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hair drug testingOkay, so I won’t mock anyone today. I promise. Here’s another customer question:

“How far back does hair drug testing go? Can they trace as far back as a year?”

The short answer is no, they can’t trace back as far as a year. However, they are the most reliable form of home drug testing currently available. Here’s a breakdown of what hair drug tests can do:

– Detect drug use for up to the past 90 days
– Non-invasive
– Requires only a small hair sample
– Can detect many different types of drugs at once
– Highly accurate results
– VERY difficult to adulterate

So, what’s the drawback? Hair drug tests do not detect super recent drug use, meaning use that has occurred in the past week or two. You also don’t give results immediately–you have to send the sample to the lab and wait for your results. Lastly, hair drug testing kits can be on the expensive side.

But all in all, it’s worth it. These tests have a very long detection period and provide a level of accuracy unavailable in other at home testing form.

I hope that answered your question.

DNA & Paternity Health & Wellness

Bulk Paternity Test Orders?

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So I got this email from a potential customer the other day. Sure, that’s not anything unusual. That is my job, after all. But as I read the question, I had to do a double take. “Did she really just ask me what I think she just asked me?” the logical part of my brain questioned. But of course, she really did ask me this:

“I don’t know if my husband is the father. There are actually 3 different people that could possibly be the father. They are all in different cities. Can I get a discount? Also, how many paternity tests will I need?”

“Huh?” my feeble brain inquired. “What?”

home paternity testing kit

Yes, a real customer question everyone. Sit back and marvel at it. Now let me explain something to you. Normally, my day consists of answering customer questions about all of the fine products over at TestCountry. These are usually simple enough like, “I live in outside of the U.S., can I order from you?” or “What drug test is best for my situation?” You get the gist. Other than the exciting task of writing this blog, I answer questions about home testing for a living. Normal questions.

So, when I get a doozy like the one above, you can imagine my glee. My utter satisfaction. Plus, I was just able to add person number 324 to my list of “Those Who Should Not Breed.”

I mean, three different potential fathers? Where are we? On Springer? And the nerve to ask for a discount for your promiscuity! Actually, I have to applaud her on that one. That takes some guts.

But the thing that gets me is that last part. The “after thought” that obviously never even came near a thought. “How many paternity tests will I need?”

Well, let me put on my thinking cap. Let me see. That’s a tough one, but I’ve consulted the oracle and I think I have an answer. Yes, I believe I do. The divine spirits are telling me that you will need three tests to sort out your baby-daddy drama. Either that or some contraceptives. Yeah, I’d go with that last one. That way, you side step the paternity test issue altogether. Well, I guess it’s too late for that now, but you get my point.

Send your feedback to me, Lena, your humble home testing customer service rep or leave a comment.