Hair testing by HASTA
Extend your window of detection.
HASTA is pleased to introduce Hair Testing to our human drug testing
portfolio. The advantage of hair testing is that it can detect drug use over an
extended period, compared to the traditional urine or oral fluid tests, and
provide evidence of chronic use. Drugs are detectable from 1 week up to 6
months after use. The methods are highly sensitive, and results are
admissible for medico/legal proceedings.
HASTA offer a range of screening test options for hair:
Drugs of abuse: we can test hair for over 60 common drugs of
abuse, including both illicit substances and prescription
Anabolic steroids: we can also now test hair for over 45 known
ETG: for the detection of alcohol abuse
Workplace drug testing
Maintain the integrity and reputation of your workplace
Having an effective drug testing program protects both the reputation of
your company and the safety of your workforce. Through RASL, HASTA can
provide fast and efficient testing for illicit drugs in urine and oral fluid. Drug
screening and confirmation are performed to AS/NZS 4308:2008 and
AS 4760:2006 standards. We can also provide specialty services, such
as comprehensive testing for synthetic cannabinoids and designer drug
What should be tested -
Hair, oral fluid or urine?
Drugs are detected in a number of sample types for different lengths
of time, so it is important to test the right sample. Depending on your Drug and
Alcohol policy, you may want to test to control drug use in the workplace,
or ensure complete abstinence from illicit drug taking.
HASTA is NATA accredited for testing human urine,
oral fluid and hair giving your workplace a full
range of testing options
Oral fluid has the shortest detection window and indicates
the most immediate evidence of drug use, with detection
from 6 hours to 24 hours, depending on the drug.
Urine offers longer detection windows, with some drugs
detected for up to 10 days after use.
Hair can detect drug use over an extended period, and
provides evidence of chronic use. Traces can be
detected after 7 days and can remain for up to 6
months, depending on the length of hair.