For more information or to make a booking please call 0428 602 996

Forensic Hair Testing

Hair testing provides information about long-term and chronic drug use, patterns of use and approximate time periods when drugs have been taken. The length of history of a person’s drug use is limited only to their hair length. Any drugs taken remain fixed in the hair as it grows out from the scalp, so the drugs stay within that piece of hair, even after death. The service we are offering requires a single 3 cm of hair (3 month’s growth) which will be analysed from a hair sample submitted for a range of drugs as below.

We utilise the services of Psychemedics Corporation, the pioneers of hair follicle drug testing and recommended by the FBI as being the US’s top laboratory in this field. Specialist instrumentation is used to look at the chemical structure of specific drugs. It is the unique structure of each drug that ensures our scientists are correctly reporting the presence of a particular drug.

What drugs can be tested for?

Samples may be collected and tested for around 23 drugs and their metabolites including:

  • Marijuana
  • THCA Cocaine
  • Hydromorphone PCP, PCP (Angel Dust) Amphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Cocaethylene & Norococaine Opiates 6MAM (Heroin)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Benzoylecgonine
  • Oxymorphone
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • D-AMP
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • MDEA (Eve)

For more information or to make a booking please call 0428 602 996

Costs (as at July 2017)

Drug screen test and report for single segment of hair providing a three-month history

(Covers collection, air freight, laboratory costs and a short report detailing drugs tested and any detection)

$484 (incl. GST)

All workplace/group testing or testing outside of our current service areas by arrangement.

Reporting Results

Laboratory results are reported electronically. A hair test result is available in one to two weeks post sample collection. Results are reported only to the person nominated to receive the results. The report will detail whether the drugs listed above were detected or not. Reports are Forensic accredited.

Additional Reporting (if required for Court)

Dr Michael Robertson, one of Australia’s leading forensic hair follicle drug testing experts is available for written opinion or as an expert witness.

​Hourly rate $330 (Excl GST)


Individual testing available in the following areas (other areas & workplace/group testing by arrangement):

Byron Bay and surrounds

Cairns & surrounds

Deception Bay / Sunshine Coast & surrounds

Gold Coast

Hervey Bay




Toowoomba/Lockyer Valley

For more information or to make a booking please call 0428 602 996

In addition to Hair Follicle Drug Testing we can also provide the following pre-employment and post-employment onsite testing:

Pre Employment:

• Long term Drug and Alcohol Testing

Onsite, Post employment :

• Breath Alcohol Testing

• Drug Testing: Urine and Oral Fluids

A test for chronic alcohol use may be conducted as a separate test.