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Chest hair Alcohol strand test positive but I dont drink

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  • Posted By: flukey
  • June 23, 2010
  • 08:31 AM

Hi

I have had a hair test for Alcohol analysis and because my head hair was not long enough I had the hair taken from my chest.
I do not drink alcohol at all and in fact I was a very moderate drinker years ago but just decided to not consume alcohol at all 2 years ago
The test results came back and they indicated that i was a heavy drinker and that for the last 9 months I drank daily???
Why has this happened

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  • Hi Flukey, The following link may be worth a read....http://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/hairloss/hair-analysis.htm Basically false positives are possible and further tests need to be run in conjunction with the hair test.... hope this helps? BRgdsCam
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  • Hi Flukey, The following link may be worth a read....http://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/hairloss/hair-analysis.htm Basically false positives are possible and further tests need to be run in conjunction with the hair test.... hope this helps? BRgds Cam Thanks for the link I have now booked in to have a GGT AND mcv BLOOD test and any other blood test needed to refute this Hair test false positiveI will have no choice but to pay for the hair test again but this time from head hair I just hope the blood tests will go back at least 6 weeks as i got my hair test results 2 weeks ago I am applying for contact with my child so its so important that this is sorted out how unlucky am i to test for Alcohol I still cant believe it and the Lab that did the test are saying its absolutely correct and that chest hair samples are the same as head hair
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