Hair testing for illicit drugs is incorrectly referred to as “hair follicle testing”. As a matter of fact, only the hair shaft goes undergoes testing and not the follicle beneath the scalp.
Hair testing for drugs is rapidly becoming more frequent in Australia, primarily in:
- Family law court or disputed child custody situations
- Return to work or proof of abstinence programs (a requirement by a regulatory body or a court diversion program)
However, the limitations and variations between different types of testing are often poorly understood by the end user.
This guide aims to correct some myths and provide a greater understanding of the finer detail of hair testing.Read More