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Will lortab show up on a drug screen using hair folicles.

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Step son took lortab about a month ago from his fiancee with a hurting wisdom tooth. Took a pre-employment drug test today.(hair sample) Will it still show up even though it's been at least a month since he took it.
That would depend if the particular testing protocol is looking for hydrocodone. The most common drug testing panel does not identify hydrocodone (it will identify morphine, codeine, heroin in the opiate class - but not the synthetic opiates such as hydrocodone and oxycodone)
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
This is a pre-employment drug screen. In your experience do they not look for drugs such as lortabs since it contains a controlled substance.

Also, since he just took the drug test today, does he need to call the drug screening facility and tell them he took a couple lortabs about a month ago. Thanks.
The most common drug test is the 5-panel test (marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, cocaine and opiates - which will detect heroin, morphine and codeine) because this is the panel used by the federal government in their drug free workplace initiative and the DOT testing (truck drivers etc)

Other opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone are NOT detected with the 5-panel test. Some companies do test for these particular drugs (and others such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates etc)

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Also, since he just took the drug test today, does he need to call the drug screening facility and tell them he took a couple lortabs about a month ago. Thanks
If the test is positive, he would be contacted by a Medical Review Officer (MRO) to discuss the results, to see if a legally obtained prescription would account for the test results.

At this point - he need to just wait (I know that is tough)
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Last question. How long would lortab show up in a hair sample. Thanks.
The detection period for ALL drugs is about 3 months.