WHAT IS A FAEE HAIR ALCOHOL ABUSE TEST?
The FAEE Hair Alcohol Abuse Test checks for the presence of Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters (FAEEs) in a person’s hair. FAEEs are a metabolite of Ethyl (drinking) Alcohol.
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A FAEE HAIR ALCOHOL ABUSE TEST?
*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?
Test results are generally available within fourteen (14) business days after your specimen is collected.
The FAEE Hair Alcohol Abuse Test is capable of detecting alcohol consumed over long term periods. Hair Alcohol Testing is definitive and can accurately determine if an individual is alcohol dependent. This test can help differentiate between social drinkers and those who consume alcohol excessively. The detection window for this test is up to six months, depending upon the length of hair submitted. A small sample of hair will be collected from several inconspicuous spots on the donor’s head. As a substitute, body hair can be used; however, detection windows vary for body hair and there is a small additional charge.
WHY DO I NEED AN FAEE ALCOHOL ABUSE TEST?
Hair Alcohol Testing is definitive and can accurately determine if an individual is alcohol dependent. This test can help differentiate between social drinkers and those who consume alcohol excessively. The results of this test can be admissible as evidence in court and may be requested in child custody cases. This test can give you peace of mind if you have concerns about the history of alcohol usage of a loved one. You may also consider this as part of the Trust But Verify accountability program for teens.
OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:
You may want to also consider the Alcohol Effect Panel, Urine Drug Screen, or Basic Check‐Up Panel. For diagnosis or treatment options, show your test results to a physician.
Results for this test will be reported as an average level of consumption for the period of time being tested for.
|Alcohol FAEEs Reported||Confirmation Cut‐Off Level||Detection Period|
|Ethyl myristate||1 ng/mg||7 – 180 days|
|Ethyl palmitate||1 ng/mg||7 – 180 days|
|Ethyl oleate||1 ng/mg||7 – 180 days|
|Ethyl stearate||1 ng/mg||1 – 180 days|
Have concerns in addition to alcohol? ANY LAB TEST NOW offers multiple panel configurations for individual drugs and drug panels. Speak to your friendly medical assistant to discuss a custom testing option that might better fit your needs.
WHAT TYPE OF PHISICIAN SHOULD I SEE?
If you are abusing alcohol and are seeking help to stop, you should contact your primary care physician or a substance abuse counselor.
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