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It used to be that urine testing was the gold standard of drug and alcohol screening. Times have changed. Today’s laboratory LC and GC mass spec instruments are far more sensitive allowing for testing in alternative matrices.

A Brief Comparison of Alcohol Testing Options With USDTL.

Urine (EtG)(EtS) Blood Spot (PEth) Head Hair (EtG) Fingernail (EtG)
History 2-3 day window of detection 2-3 week window of detection Up to 3 month window of detection Up to 3 month window of detection
Risk of adulteration Easily adulterated Difficult to adulterate Difficult to adulterate Difficult to adulterate
Indication of results Positive can indicate ANY consumption OR exposure Positives indicate risky drinking behavior, not casual/social drinking or incidental exposure Positives indicate a trend of risky drinking behavior, not casual/social drinking or incidental exposure Positives indicate a trend of risky drinking behavior, not casual/social drinking or incidental exposure
Ease of Collection Requires notification prior to collection Always available May require notification prior to collection May require notification prior to collection

A Brief Comparison of Drug Testing Options With USDTL.

Urine ChildGuard® Hair Hair Nail
History 2-3 day window of detection 90 day window of detection Head hair up to 3 month window of detection. Body hair may be longer (10-12 months). Fingernail up to 6 month window of detection. Toenail may be longer (10-12 months).
Risk of adulteration Easy to adulterate Detects passive exposure Difficult to adulterate Difficult to adulterate
Indication of results Positive can indicate ANY consumption OR exposure Positive indicates ANY exposure Positives indicate consumption NOT incidental exposure Positives indicate consumption NOT incidental exposure
Ease of Collection Requires notification prior to collection May require notification prior to collection May require notification prior to collection May require notification prior to collection

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