Why clients should do a 9-panel hair drug test
A 9-panel hair test is a type of screening that is carried out on a sample of hair to detect the nine most commonly abused drugs in the UK. Family law practitioners and social services often court-order this type of test.
The advantages to using the Atkinson Lewis 9 panel drug test:
The 9-panel drug hair test is much more cost-effective than single drug tests, costing only a fraction of the price.
As poly-substance misuse is a common issue among drug users, using a test that screens for the most common drugs will identify them.
Why is this an issue?
This could lead to certain drugs going undetected, resulting in potential drug misuse being overlooked.
A common example of this is when heroin addicts attempt to quit and resort to using benzodiazepines or over-the-counter opiates, as these substances can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
If only heroin is tested for, then the possibility of other drugs being misused is not detected.
How we test for substances using the 9-panel hair drug test
We are continually updating our 9-panel hair drug test to reflect the trends in drug misuse. This means we are testing for the most commonly used drugs, leaving less room for drugs to go undetected in the Family Courts.
The 9-Panel Drug Test:
The standard 9 Panel Drug Test was established as the best way to detect the most common drugs:
- Cocaine (CLASS A)
- Opiates (CLASS A)
- Methadone (CLASS A)
- Amphetamine (CLASS B)
- Methamphetamines (CLASS B)
- Cannabinoids (CLASS B)
- Ketamine (CLASS B)
- Benzodiazepines (CLASS C)
- Tramadol (CLASS C)
The 9-panel drug hair test is much more cost-effective than single drug tests, costing only a fraction of the price. As poly-substance misuse is a common issue among drug users either intentionally or unintentionally, using a test that screens for the most commonly used drugs will help identify them.
9 Panel Drug Test and Family Court Hair Testing
We urge all Family Judges and Family Law Solicitors to make the 9 Panel Drug Test a mandatory standard. As safeguarding professionals, we commit ourselves to uphold the best interests of the child and deem this test essential in order to achieve that. It’s the best way to give a full and accurate evidentiary picture.
Additionally, any party should further screen any additional substances declared or suspected of drugs. For more on the 9 Panel test, click here.
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