Hair Drug Test
DNA Diagnostics provides a non-invasive service to detect excessive consumption of alcohol over a period of time. Unlike traditional methods, alcohol testing in hair can establish dependency for periods of up to six months.
There are two key methods of testing for alcohol abuse, through either hair or blood samples. DNA Diagnostics can offer analysis to detect alcohol abuse involving the detection of Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) and Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters (FAEE). By performing two different types of hair analysis it will assist in building evidence to support the diagnosis of chronic excessive alcohol consumption with a greater degree of certainty. We would also recommend a blood test to detect alcohol biomarkers in conjunction with clinical assessment to gain a greater insight into an individual’s alcohol use.
Hair strand analysis:
At present, the minimum recommended length of hair an EtG and FAEE test should cover is 3 centimetres (3cm) from nearest the scalp as a whole section of hair. This is consistent with the consensus on hair alcohol testing for chronic excessive alcohol consumption published by the Society of Hair Testing (SoHT) in June 2009.
• Liver Function Test (LFT)
Alcohol can be toxic to the liver. A person who consumes excessive amounts of alcohol will damage their liver and may experience decreased liver function.
Liver Function Tests (LFT) measure various enzymes in the blood that are produced by the liver. An abnormal result indicates a problem with the liver.
We test a panel of five markers including total bilirubin, AST, ALT, ALP and gamma GT to ensure the result is as accurate as possible.
• Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT) Analysis
Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT), is a widely recognised specific bio-marker of chronic to heavy alcohol consumption.
In cases where the sample donor is abusing alcohol, you would expect to see an elevated CDT reading. In conjunction with an elevated LFT, FAEE or EtG reading this would strongly suggest that the sample donor is abusing alcohol. Alternatively, if the sample donor can demonstrate a low CDT reading this would suggest that the sample donor is abstaining from alcohol abuse.
Peace of Mind Alcohol Testing
If you opt for a peace of mind test, we will send you a free sample collection kit. You and the other tested parties will collect your own samples following the simple instructions provided in the kit. Please note that peace of mind test results are not legally defensible.
Legal Alcohol Testing
If you opt for a legal test, your hair or blood samples will be collected by a neutral third party such as a doctor, a nurse or one of our representatives. This third-party collection is an important element of the chain of custody process, which will make your test results legally defensible.
Purchase a Alcohol Test
Alcohol Testing Pricing
Liver Function Test (LFT) – Blood £50.00 + VAT
Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT) – Blood £95.00 + VAT
EtG & FAEE Combined Package – Hair £295.00 + VAT
Comprehensive Alcohol Analysis £649.00 + VAT
This package combines FAEE and EtG (hair), CDT and LFT (blood) tests including a Statement of Witness Report and Sample Collection.
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