FAEE Hair Alcohol Abuse Test (HAT) has been
used in LEGAL PROCEEDINGS to identify
individuals with recent histories of alcohol abuse.
If you are using this test in a court of law, we will guarantee
that the results will be supported, or your lab fee
will be paid back to you.
Study 1: Alcohol Abuse
Mr and Mrs Smith have been married for four years in which
they have two young children. Their marriage has broken down
due to Mrs Smith’s increased alcohol consumption over
the past year, in which she is known to physically abuse the
children when under the influence.
The parents have separated for the past 14 months in which
the children have been living with each parent on an alternative
basis. Mr Smith claims that as a result of Mrs Smith's drinking
habits, the children are subjected to physical abuse whilst
in her care. The injuries suffered by the children are apparent.
Mr Smith now wants sole and full custody of the children in
order to protect them, in which he has sought advice from
his solicitor. His solicitor suggests that Mrs Smith undergo
a Hair Alcohol Test to provide sufficient evidence in court
to help show that Mrs Smith has become a reckless drunk over
the past six months and is incapable of having the children
in her care at any point in time. She denies any wrongdoing.
The court has ordered that Mrs Smith undergo a Hair Alcohol
The test results are positive and corroborate the claims made
by Mr Smith that she has been drunk for most of the past six
months, including evidence of the children’s injuries
whilst in her care. Mr Smith has been granted full and sole
custody of the children until further notice.
Mrs Smith claims that she has abstained from drinking for
the past six months and is willing to undergo the Hair Alcohol
Test. The test results are negative in which the court does
not deny Mrs Smith access to her children on the basis that
she has in fact abstained from drinking in recent months.
Note: hair alcohol testing allows one to look at long-term
alcohol dependency so the right choices can be made for the
benefit of the child.
Study 2: Drug Abuse
A child has just been taken away by social services due to
a report that the child's parents are taking cocaine.
Within seven days, the parents applied for legal counsel
to assist them in getting the child back into its regular
home. Upon making an application to the court by the parent's
solicitors, the legal counsel representing the child (now
in care) requests for both parents to undergo hair drug testing.
This is sometimes called a "tricho test" (the word
derives from "trichology", meaning the study of
the hair and scalp).
Upon the application, the court made an order to complete
the test before the next hearing. The test was conducted on
both parents over a three-month period that demonstrated both
mother and father had abused cocaine in month three (60-90
days) and the results for months two (30-60 days) and month
one (0-30 days) were negative. This supported the statements
of both parents that their usage had decreased. Note: hair
drug testing allows one to look at patterns of abuse so one
can effectively judge if an individual has long-term drug
dependency. Based on this, the right choices can be made for
the benefit of the child.
Study 3: Alcohol Abuse
A trucking company with 100 vehicles and high value cargo
on the road wants to ensure that they are keeping the roads
and their drivers safe.
During the hiring process, to ensure they employ the right
drivers that are alcohol-abstinent, the company perform the
Trimega Laboratories' FAEE alcohol test. This quickly eliminated
any drivers that demonstrated to have an alcohol dependency
of up to six months ago. The company after this process were
confident in the selections they made to represent their brand
on the roads and in the market.
Study 4: Drug Abuse
An individual in an existing job is suspended as the company
has a zero-tolerance policy against drugs.
She was asked to do a urine test (common practice in most
organisations) and the results for this test demonstrated
that she was suspected of using cannabis. Further investigation
of the individual's medical records showed that she was having
regular massages for a back injury and it was further noted
that the masseur was using hemp oil. The company felt that
it was necessary that considerable efforts were made to ensure
that the individual was not using the illegal substance (cannabis)
and sought to have a hair drug test over the last 12 months.
The test results were negative for the whole period demonstrating
clearly that the individual did not have any pattern of drug
abuse. This corroberated and made stronger the evidence presented
by the employee. Note: hair drug testing can help employers
with responsibility to accurately identify whether drugs were
ingested illegally or previous results from other methods
were reporting false positives.
Study 5: Drug Abuse
Urine testing (traditional method in random drug testing
in schools) is known to be invasive, embarrassing and generates
This was identified in a recent case where a school had a
parent protesting the innocence of her sons' drug test. The
son assured his parents that he did not ingest any of the
drugs he was accused of taking. The first step in the parents'
process to prove innocence was a hair drug test to clearly
show that no substance was found in the child's body in the
last three months. This particular hair drug test was run
at limits of detection, looking at any substances detected
in the body. When this was presented to the school, the school
remained supportive over their original finding in the urine
test. The parents wrote to the media which raised attention
to the urine test conducted and forced the school to have
the testing kit itself analysed by an independant third party.
It was discovered that the urine kit was faulty. If the school
had chosen to use hair drug testing in the first instance,
the accurate identification of possible substance abuse would
have taken place in the first instance with no room for false