International DNA testing company EasyDNA introduces Hair Drug testing – a test which accurately detects drugs used up to 90 days prior to testing using just a hair sample.
Johannesburg, South Africa January 28, 2019 – Following awareness about growing drug consumption worldwide plus requests from corporate partners and past clients, EasyDNA launched one of its first non-DNA related testing services, the Hair Drug test. Commenting on the launch, a company representative stated, “An opportunity arose to team up with a highly accredited laboratory and start offering a Hair Drug test capable of meeting the market’s growing requirements. We took this opportunity and added Drug testing to our list of services offered. We look forward to offering this test across our international platform of websites and agents.”
The Hair Drug test is relatively easy to perform. It only requires a hair sample (normally 90 to 120 strands of hair) which is screened for the use of illicit substances such as amphetamine, cocaine or opiates through the use of Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) methodology and a variety of mass spectrometry techniques. The test can accurately detect drugs used up to 90 days prior to testing and the company is promising to deliver results within 3 working days only. The test has a number of advantages over more traditional test types such as urine in that it can detect drugs for a longer period of time and results cannot be altered through the use of shampoos or any other external contaminants or chemicals.
The introduction of this test is another initiative by EasyDNA towards its goal of further expanding its product portfolio following the launch of other tests such as intolerance testing. In relation to this, the company spokesperson stated, “We are constantly looking for opportunities to expand our product portfolio to meet the growing needs of customers worldwide. As a team, we look forward to continue providing our customers with reliable services to address their current and future needs”.
EasyDNA is an international DNA testing company established in 2006 with operations in over 25 countries across the globe. EasyDNA offers a wide DNA testing product portfolio, which includes Paternity testing, Relationship testing (through siblings, aunts, uncles and grandparents), Prenatal DNA testing, Clinical DNA testing, Health testing as well as Ancestry testing services. Over the last decade, the company has handled thousands of DNA tests through internationally accredited laboratories holding the highest international accreditations.