Heroin Drug Testing

Heroin is a Schedule I controlled substance due to its highly-addictive qualities. While its effects last longer than drugs like cocaine and meth, it features a half-life of only a half hour. This means that it only takes 30 minutes for half of one dose to be flushed from the system. Of course, this time varies according to:

  • Age
  • Weight
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Body fat
  • Dosage size
  • Metabolism
  • Hydration

The Gift of Heroin Metabolites

Although the substance itself can quickly leave the body, the agents created when the liver metabolizes the drug stick around a whole lot longer. While blood, saliva, and urine tests often prove unsuccessful at detecting use if that usage was longer than 48 hours ago, hair follicle testing can pick up on metabolites for up to three months.

Chain-of-Custody You Can Count On

The intricacies involved with heroin testing can make it difficult to decide the right route to take. When you work with our professional staff, you’ll quickly realize we’re not just here to sell you a drug test. We take the time to educate our clients to ensure we get things done right the first time. Call today to see how we can help.