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I had ''something put in my drink Dec 22 2016 (almost 6

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Hello, I had ''something put in my drink Dec 22 2016 (almost 6 months ago). I passed a hair follicle but now wonder how a nail test works? Is there a cut off concentration or is the test looking for one time unintentional usage? Please help!

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Well, Good to hear that you have passed hair follicle test.

Drugs get deposited on the nails through the blood stream after they are inhaled or ingested.

There are keratin fibers along the entire length of the nail, and can be detected up to 3-5 months after drug or alcohol abuse.

Fingernails, like hair, are made of the protein keratin and are tested with the same process.

I would make clear that Results of a fingernail sample will represent drug use that is approximately 4-5 months from the time of ingestion.

It checks for the one time usage.

As it has been around 6 months, from this incident, So you would easily pass Nail test.

No need to get panic. You would clear this nail test.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It's actually more like 5 months. Does it have a cut off like hair as to not detect someone who was drugged once 5 months ago? Do you know if employers utilize this test or mainly courts?

Yes, after 5 months, You would clear this nail test for drugs.

As this happened only once and you are not a regular drug user, So you should be relaxed.

Nail testing is available as a 5 or 10 panel.

It doesn't have cut off like hair.

5-drug panel:

Amphetamines, Methamphetamine/MDMA, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP)

10-drug panel:

5-drugs plus Benzodiazepines and Barbiturates, Methadone, Propoxyphene.

This is not very commonly used and and used mainly by courts.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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