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how long will nicotine show up in a blood test

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 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Chantix won't show.: Chantix is an entirely different chemical that is prescribed to aid in smoking or tobacco use cessation. The chemicals nicotine and the metabolite of ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Asked & answered. You only get the test results you ask for. There is no all in one test.
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
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: We test for nicotine only if there's a reason. If you're in a smoking cessation program, you'll be notified before you're blood-tested. Routine first- ... Read More
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
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: Not unless they are specifically looking for thc as well.
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