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Hair follicle test in 45 days...will I pass

Discussion in 'Drug testing discussion' started by Sobermamma, May 16, 2012.

  1. Sobermamma

    Sobermamma Newbie

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    May 15, 2012
    Female from U.S.A.
    I have to take a hair follicle test on July 2nd. I took 5 Percocets 5 mg the first week of April ( none since) I do not have a prescription. The test goes back 90 days. Is this amount of percocet enough to fail the hair follicle test or does it fall below the levels? I have a foot and a half of hair. I'm so worried they will screw up.
  2. Grimace

    Grimace Newbie

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    Mar 8, 2012
    Male from U.S.A.
    Hair grows about 1.5 cm (half an inch) per month, so for a 90 day screen they will test about 4.5 cm up from the folicle. That's cutting it pretty close (no pun intended), since that's where the drug could be detected. If only there were a way to make hair grow faster to push the drug-contaminated part up past the 4.5 cm cutoff.

    This site gives diet suggestions for making hair grow faster, but I have no idea if it's accurate. The 90 day detection window and 90 days since last makes it all very chancy, I'm afraid. I hope the test goes well for you in July.
  3. hookedonhelping

    hookedonhelping Titanium Member

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    Dec 11, 2010
    from earth
    the only drug that I know of that does not follow suit with the rules of this 1.5" inches = 90 days deal, is cocaine, as it is thought to travel fluidly up and down the hair shaft, contrary to the timeline behavior nearly every other drug exhibits in the hair shaft.

    Ie, you have 8" of hair, they clip 1.5" off from the base of your scalp, that 1.5" is 90 days of past drug use. However a year ago you did cocaine. That can travel down into the "90 day" zone, even if you didn't use it within 90 days.

    This was the case with hair follicle testing 10yrs ago, if a new procedure has been implemented, idk. There is a hair shampoo that I can co-sign on made by zydot, I would use this in conjunction with abstinence.
  4. yellow200

    yellow200 Newbie

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    Apr 27, 2012
    32 y/o Female from earth
    remember you have to add 7-10days to the last time you did it as it takes about two weeks to get incorporated into hair, therefore you need about 7-10 days after the 90days for you to be clean, that is if your hair grows at the average.

    can you tell us your result please, it will help those awaiting drug test