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Can blood test detect nicotine

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Normal blood test: No you have to ask for a nicotine or specific test. But not certain what you mean by a "normal" blood test.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Specific testing: Tests that are specific for cotinine can pick up on the nicotine that you vape and that from the supplemental 6 mg of nicotine. However, it isn't a r... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: If they are specifically testing for it. Cotinine, the main metabolite of nicotine, is generally tested for in urine, where it is present in larger a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Three days: Nicotine can be detected in your system from anywhere between three days to several months. It depends upon how much you smoke, how long you've smoked... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cotinine: “When someone stops using tobacco and nicotine products, it can take more than two weeks for the blood level of cotinine to drop to the level that a n... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends when test: I s done. If done within a few minutes or perhaps an hour of that puff, it might show up. If done many hours or days later, it should not. Most tes... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Impossible to say: First, am not sure anybody is doing blood tests for nicotine or cotinine, because neither stays in blood more than a few hours. Urine testing is the g... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Stop now: Nicotine test, actually it is a test for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, it is usually done on urine or oral fluid. Do not use tobacco in any form... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No way to know: What you mean. The method by which you smoke, whether cigarette, pipe, cigar or a hookah does not change the amount of nicotine you take in. Unless ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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If you are being: Tested, and you know you are being tested, then why would you smoke a cigarette? Most insurance companies and others who test for nicotine use urine ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No way to hide it: It is rarely necessary to test for nicotine so the issue will not come up for you. On the other hand, my experience with smokers is that the smell of... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Likely: Six days should be enough to pass the test. If you can make it 6 days without smoking do not ever do it again. For good health - Have a diet rich in f... Read More

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