Drug Testing

Have drug testing questions? Get answers from Experts

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My son had to take a hair follicle test for pre employment.

Customer Question
My son had to...

My son had to take a hair follicle test for pre employment. It was taken on Wednesday and HR said the results have not come back as of today. He was smoked pot in the past (ver Little) but within the last 90 days. He has done a lot of detoxing of his hair. Should he be concerned that may still turn up positive or perhaps what does inconclusive suggest. This is second hair test because the first one was mislabeled- that's what HR said. Don't know what that means either. Help.

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

I'm not sure. I would think a standard 5 panel. In what sense do you mean time sensitive ?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. He's a good kid with poor judgment at times but not a habitual user of anything.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Drug Testing
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Drug Testing Question
Answered in 42 minutes by:
9/28/2017
Drug Testing Expert: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago
Richard Han
Richard Han, Board Certified MD
Category: Drug Testing
Satisfied Customers: 1,132
Experience: Physican with over 15 years experience
Verified
Hello my name is***** am a board-certified physician and I am happy to help you. You are correct, hair follicle tests can still pick up marijuana use for up to 90 days, so there is still some concern that he may turn up positive. It will depend on how much he used, for how long and how many times, but even a single use could theoretically be picked up. Detoxing hair unfortunately is not very effective. Test results are either positive or negative. You'll have to wait and see how they come in.Do you have any other questions or concerns I can help with?
Ask Your Own Drug Testing Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a drug testing expertLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Richard Han Your Own Question
Richard Han
Richard Han
Richard Han, Board Certified MD
Category: Drug Testing
Satisfied Customers: 1,132
1,132 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Physican with over 15 years experience

Richard Han is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Board Certified MRO

2,039 satisfied customers

Medical Review Officer - Physician Trained and certified in drug test interpretation

Michael Salama

Michael Salama

44 satisfied customers

Medical director at San Miguel Medical Clinic

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,113 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,443 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Drug Testing Questions
It's been 33 days and still testinf positve for thc. And
It's been 33 days and still testinf positve for thc … read more
Dr. Jon
Dr. Jon
Attending Physician
MD
413 satisfied customers
I have a valid prescription for Adderall (20mg) and Xanax
I have a valid prescription for Adderall (20mg) and Xanax (1mg). The last time I took Adderall was mid-November and Xanax about 3 weeks ago. I am in the process of pre-employment screening. The employ… read more
Richard Han
Richard Han
Board Certified MD
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,132 satisfied customers
What does the Aegis 00315LP pre-employment panel test for? I
What does the Aegis 00315LP pre-employment panel test for? … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
889 satisfied customers
What does the code 9710 mean on a pre=employment drug
What does the code 9710 mean on a pre=employment drug testing form? Thank you … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,113 satisfied customers
One time cocaine use 27 days ago. I didn't use much, and it
One time cocaine use 27 days ago. I didn't use much, and it wasn't very strong. I have a hair test coming up in the next couple of days and wonder if it will show up. … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,113 satisfied customers
I used drugs a year ago when I was intoxicated will I pass
I used drugs a year ago when I was intoxicated will I pass my hair follicle test? … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,113 satisfied customers
How will cocaine show up on a hair follicle test after using
How long will cocaine show up on a hair follicle test after using it several times in one night? It's been 2 months since I've used. I keep my hair short, have had 2 haircuts since I've used. Will I p… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
8,871 satisfied customers
I took a hair test 5 panel standard yesterday. I don't have
I took a hair test 5 panel standard yesterday. I don't have a prescription, I took 50 mg. 55 days ago and 15 mg. 18 days ago. Will I fail my employers hair test. I know I made a big mistake..… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I had a a two day session of using cocaine about 135 days
I had a a two day session of using cocaine about 135 days ago. I knew I had a pre employment hair follicle coming up which I took yesterday. Four days prior, I had my own personal testing done, which … read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Board Certified MRO
Doctoral Degree
2,039 satisfied customers
I have a pre-employment drug test on Monday at Quest. I got
I have a pre-employment drug test on Monday at Quest. I got a form from my potential employer that is entitled "Forensic Drug Testing Custody and Control Form." The test to be performed is typed into … read more
Dr. Natasha
Dr. Natasha
7,913 satisfied customers
I take Marinol due to AID's related anorexia. I have to take
I take Marinol due to AID's related anorexia. I have to take a string of hair follicle tests now that will be testing for marijuana. I'd rather not disclose my Marinol use with these employers for var… read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Board Certified MRO
Doctoral Degree
2,039 satisfied customers
Alright. Thanks for the last answer. I'm going into quest
Alright. Thanks for the last answer. I'm going into quest and paying for my own test, just to know, in anticipation of an employment screen in a week which I think will be pee but could be hair. It's … read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Board Certified MRO
Doctoral Degree
2,039 satisfied customers
Does hair follicle testing show a one time use of cocaine,
Does hair follicle testing show a one time use of cocaine, lets say 4 months ago...assuming the hair is long enough. Or will the levels be too low for a one time use? Basically, far from a "user" it w… read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Board Certified MRO
Doctoral Degree
2,039 satisfied customers
A few year ago I used Total Eclipse detox drink several
A few year ago I used Total Eclipse detox drink several hours before a drug test. It was a urine test, as well as blood. They were testing for any drugs, and I think looking at my liver enzymes for al… read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Board Certified MRO
Doctoral Degree
2,039 satisfied customers
My husband is a regular smoker and will be a week clean when
my husband is a regular smoker and will be a week clean when he has to drug test for a job. Even with water/cranberry loading and a detox I assume his chances of passing are slim. He is considering co… read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Board Certified MRO
Doctoral Degree
2,039 satisfied customers
In a 5 panel hair follicle test, what can be detected with
In a 5 panel hair follicle test, what can be detected with this? How long does a person have to abstain from (for example marijauna) to not be detected? What is the best way to clear the system for no… read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Board Certified MRO
Doctoral Degree
2,039 satisfied customers
My husband took a hair follicle test for employment - he
my husband took a hair follicle test for employment - he smoked pot daily - stopped 60 days ago. the hair was taken from the neck area - will this come out possitive?… read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Board Certified MRO
Doctoral Degree
2,039 satisfied customers
I took a drug test Wednesday and it came back inconclusive.
I took a drug test Wednesday and it came back inconclusive. I went back on Friday and resubmitted and was wondering what happens if this one also comes back inconclusive. PS I have not done any drugs … read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Board Certified MRO
Doctoral Degree
2,039 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x