Heroin Drug Testing

Due to its highly-addictive qualities, heroin is a Schedule I controlled substance. Although its effects last longer than drugs like cocaine and meth, it features a half-life of only 30 minutes. This means that it only takes a half hour for 50% of one dose to be removed from the system. This time varies according to:

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

Testing Heroin Metabolites

Heroin leaves the body quickly, but it leaves behind agents created when the liver metabolizes the drug. The staff here at Test Smartly Labs can detect these agents long after the heroin itself has left the body. Blood, saliva, and urine tests often prove unsuccessful at detecting use if that usage was longer than 48 hours ago. In this case, hair follicle testing can reveal use for up to 90 days.

Chain-of-Custody for Admissible Results

Heroin drug testing involves a number of intricacies that make it difficult to decide the right course of action. When you rely on Test Smartly Labs, we’ll do more than simply sell you a drug test. We walk you through your options by educating you on how they work. Get things done right the first time and call today.