What Does Nail Drug Testing Consist Of?

As nails grow, substances contained in the bloodstream, such as drugs, pass from the blood vessels underneath them into the keratin fibres of which the nails are made and become trapped in them. Because of this, the presence of drugs can be detected for up to 12 months.

Having been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, the Nail Drug Testing we offer is the fastest, most cost-effective solution when it is not possible to collect a hair sample, either for religious reasons, aesthetic concerns or because the person has no hair, and can be used for any person in courts and for legal professionals and local authorities.

Drug Testing Panel

Nail Drug Testing can detect a range of drugs:


  • Amphetamine
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cannabis
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Ketamine
  • Methadone
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates
  • PCP
  • Zolpidem

Sample Collection

A sample of approximately 10mg of nails is required for Nail Drug Testing. Either fingernails or toenails can be used, without mixing both types of nails in the same sample. One nail is sufficient if the nail is 5mm or longer, but more nails will need to be clipped if the nails are short. Always collect the nail as close to the nail bed as possible.

To order Nail Drug Testing, contact us for a quote according to your requirements.

Turn Around Time

The results of the Nail Drug Testing will be available in 3-5 working days from receipt of sample.

Legal Drug Testing

The laboratory employs the best scientists in the world and has invested in state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that the results are as accurate as possible.

To provide you with fast and reliable results, Nail Drug Testing uses the latest technology to detect over-the-counter, prescription and illicit drugs. The laboratory works with courts, legal authorities, law firms and legal professionals to support legal processes that protect children and families from the effects of substance abuse.

We can provide you with trained sample collectors to meet the requirement of sample collection under a strict chain of custody when you need to ensure legally defensible results. You can contact us to make an appointment to collect your sample.

Other Drug Tests Available

As well as the Nail Drug Testing, EasyDNA also other drug tests as Hair Drug Testing, Nail Alcohol Testing and Hair Alcohol Testing to help you determine a person’s drug or alcohol use for either legal or health purposes.

Our Customer Service Team is ready to answer any questions about Nail Drug Testing.

Nail Alcohol Testing
Hair Drug Testing

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