Consider Testing Fingernails When You Screen Your Employees

Have you ever thought about your employees’ fingernails? Not to see if they need a manicure, but to see if they’ve been doing anything illegal. Fingernail drug testing is actually one of the most accurate ways to run a drug test on employees. While many of our clients stick with the traditional urine or hair drug testing, fingernail testing is gaining traction.

Here are a few insights into why fingernail testing is so popular:

You can’t cheat on a fingernail test.

Although our drug tests prove reliable, there are still attempts to cheat the urine tests and hair follicle tests. Those being tested try special drinks, pills, hair dyes, and chemicals to “trick” our drug testers. Fingernails, however, cannot be disguised or messed with to avoid getting caught. You cannot hide what lives in your nail bed.

You want to be sure of no prior drug use.

Our nails work like our hair – they trap chemicals and particles traveling through our body. Including drugs.

For six to eight months, nails may be the surest way to detect any and all drug use.

Hiring for a big position like Director or CEO? Make sure there’s no historical use of drugs before making the offer.

You want accurate samples.

Nail clippings are thicker than hair samples.

This means there are more layers to evaluate – layers that can trap drug particles. According to the United States Drug Testing Laboratories,

The average hair is about 100 microns in diameter, while the average nail is about 400 microns in thickness. So a hair has a 50 microns of radius to diffuse drug & drug metabolites while a nail specimen offers up to 4-8’s the diffusion distance.

Fingernail testing saves money and your scalp.

Urine drug testing is common and accepted. But let’s face it – it’s invasive. There must be a better way.

In fingernail testing, the individual clips their nails in front of our trained collectors. It’s that simple.

Not only is fingernail testing non-invasive but it also saves the mane.

Hair testing takes a diameter-sized sample of hair each time a drug test is run. This can add up after awhile.

TEST SMARTLY LABS OFFERS ACCURATE AND CONFIDENTIAL DRUG TESTING SOLUTIONS. IF YOUR BUSINESS IS IN NEED OF DRUG TESTING, PLEASE CONTACT TEST SMARTLY LABS TODAY OR CALL (816) 800-9699.

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