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What happens if they don't cut the hair sample at the root?

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What happens if they don't cut the hair sample at the root?
JA: Is there an upcoming drug test scheduled? What kind of samples are being tested?
Customer: Yes, hair from my head.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?
Customer: This is just a drug screen test
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 months ago.

Since hair grows, and since further away from the root represents more time based, not getting right next to the skull will not show the most recent exposure.

This variability though, is not extreme, perhaps several days to a week.

That variation is different individual to individual however.

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