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can blood test detect nicotine

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
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.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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