Hair Drug Analysis

Hair Drug Testing Service

Family Matters Nutrition work in conjunction with AWDTS and Psychemedics US Laboratory, to provide hair drug testing in Sydney and New South Wales for individuals, legal proceedings and pre-employment testing.


What drugs can be tested for?
Drug classes tested when undergoing hair drug testing in Sydney and New South Wales include cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), amphetamines and marijuana (THC). Samples can be tested for detection of 23 various drugs and their metabolites.

Reporting Results

• Laboratory results are reported electronically in 7-14 days
• Reports are only sent to the person nominated to receive the results
• The report will detail whether the drugs listed above, and their metabolites, were detected or not
• Reports are Forensic accredited


How does the hair shaft capture the drug use?

Drugs that are ingested circulate in a person’s bloodstream and nourish the developing hair follicle. Trace amounts of the drugs then become entrapped in the core of the hair shaft in amounts proportional to the rate of ingestion. These trace amounts of drugs remain in the hair as it grows out from the head at a rate of approximately 1cm per month. Unlike urine, where drug residues can simply be flushed out of the system, drugs are stable in hair for longer periods of time, creating a drug history.


To obtain a 3-4 month history, a sample hair strand of 3.9cm is required. Hair from the beard, chest, arms or legs can also be used.

Australian Standards

Family Matters Nutrition’s hair drug testing in Sydney and New South Wales is conducted by experienced professionals, who are qualified in compliance with Australian Standards, and have completed thorough training and obtained a statement of attainment under the auspices of ASQA. Australian Standards (AS/NZS4308:2008 and AS4760:2006)

Contact Family Matters Nutrition in Sydney to organise your hair drug test for pre-employment, court order or just your personal information. Call our team on 0410 659 670 or enquire online to book today


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