ALCOHOL HAIR TEST

Topic: Any topic (writer’s choice)

Type of paper: Essay (any type)

Discipline: Health Care and Life Sciences : Toxicology

Format or citation style: APA

A doctor can send hair samples from a newborn infant to be analyzed in the lab to see if the mother drank alcohol during the pregnancy. This is one test that can be performed to assist in diagnosing fetal alcohol syndrome. Recalling what you know about elimination of toxicants, briefly explain why this test can be used to determine exposure to alcohol.