Some home test kits allow the collection of the hair sample and provide for a package within which the specimen can be sealed. The sample is then mailed to an accredited laboratory where it undergoes testing and analyses. Some parents use these kits to screen their teens for possible drug use.
Here are a few of these home test kits:
HairConfirm 7 Panel Hair Follicle Multi-Drug Testing Kit
This test kit comes with materials that can be used for sample collection such as a collection foil, specimen pouch, and I.D. card. The HairConfirm laboratory can test for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, opiates, ecstasy, and phencyclidine. The results are made available within two business days after receipt of the sample.
HairConfirm + Prescription Drugs 12 Panel Hair Follicle Multi-Drug Testing Kit
This product includes the same materials as the 7-Panel Hair Follicle Multi-Drug Testing Kit. What makes this product different is that aside from testing for the 7 major drugs, the hair sample can also be used to detect the presence of 5 prescription drugs (Vicodin, Lorcet, Oxycontin, Percocet, and Dilaudid). The results are also available within two days from receipt of sample.
5 Panel Laboratory Hair Drug Testing Service
This is a lab-based hair drug testing kit intended to be used for pre-employment screening. The purchaser is allowed to select his nearest testing facility and hair collection is arranged at the testing center.
The laboratory can analyze the hair sample for the presence of metabolites of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, benzoylecgonine, opiates, and phencyclidine. The results are usually available within 5 to 7 business days from sample collection.