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New Home Hair Drug Test to Detect for Prescription Drugs & Usage Frequency
Now Available in El Salvador
‘HairConfirm’ Is First Test of Its Kind to Report Low/Medium/High Usage
SAN DIEGO – May 9, 2011 – A new home-based hair follicle drug test kit called HairConfirm™ can detect illegal use as well as usage frequency for up to 90 days, equipping parents with a valuable new tool for combating substance abuse. Developed by Biotech Company Confirm BioSciences, the test overcomes the limitations of two- or three-day saliva or urine screenings that enable users to escape detection by avoiding drug use for a short period. It is also the first home hair test to report the amount of each chemical detected as well as whether the results indicate low, medium or high usage.
The haironfirm product as well as other products of Confirm BioSciences will be available in El Salvador through Meta-Data Life Sciences
“I can tell you first hand how easy it is for families to dismiss the visible signs of drug abuse in a loved one,” said Leigh Lehmann, a HairConfirm customer who purchased the kit for a family member. “But numbers don’t lie, and the detailed information provided by this product will help bring people together to deal with it. I wish I had done this years ago!”
HairConfirm is the first of its kind, and tests for 7 different types of illegal and prescription drugs. The product measures the molecules embedded inside the hair shaft, eliminating external contamination as a source of a positive result. Since hair growth is fed by the bloodstream, the ingestion of drugs of abuse is revealed by analyzing a lock of hair. HairConfirm test results cannot be altered with shampoos, bleaches or other external chemicals.
The advantages of HairConfirm over urine-based, at-home drug testing kits include:
Longer window of detection – months instead of 48-72 hours.
Cost-effective and time-saving – one hair test vs. 18 urine samples for three-month profile.
5-10 times more sensitive test than urinalysis.
Easier to collect, store and transport.
More dignified method to use.
A full drug history report. Data can differentiate between recreational user and addictive user.
“HairConfirm is designed to help parents take a proactive role in preventing their children’s illegal and prescription drug use,” said Zeynep Ilgaz, CEO of Confirm BioSciences. “Talking with your child about drugs and taking preventive measures like hair drug testing can be a significant factor in preventing substance abuse.”
Samuel Lainez, managing member of Meta-Data Life Sciences commented: “Parents and corporations have been asking for a product like this for several years, many prefer a hair test to an instant urine test and like the fact that the hair test goes back several months in detecting drug use. We expect this product to be a big seller.”
Hair follicle drug testing is a highly trusted method of drug detection that is regularly used by employers and law enforcement agencies because of its accuracy, long window of detection, and resistance to tampering. In two independent studies, hair drug testing uncovered five to ten times more drug users than urinalysis. Urinalysis also carries the risk of substitution of a sample, dilution and addition of a foreign substance designed to skew the results.
HairConfirm Prescription is now available in El Salvador through Meta-Data Life Sciences.
About Confirm BioSciences
Confirm BioSciences is a provider of diagnostic health and test kits for drug testing, laboratory urinalysis and other services. The company is privately held and based in San Diego. For more information, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.confirmbiosciences.com”www.confirmbiosciences.com.
About Meta-Data Life Sciences
Meta-Data Life Sciences. provides a turnkey solution for all organizations and communities to become Drug & Alcohol-Free environments.
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