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Tobacco swab test

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
To be sure, at least: a week. Generally oral swabs will pick up any tobacco use within 3-5 days. I strongly suggest using that as a head start to complete cessation. Fai... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Depends on test: Many tests give instant results, but the strip may not be read instantly. Others are sent to labs where they are "developed, " and often positive scr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Woods
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Recently smoked: One of the most common ways to test for tobacco use is from using a swab to collect saliva. The test is for cotinine, a chemical by-product of nicotin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
2-3 days: Nicotine is a short-acting drug, and is usually metabolized into cotinine which lasts for up to 72 hours. If you give it one week, your test should b... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
It depends: if you had two puffs,period not before or after,then it will not show on the test. if you are a chronic two puffs users,then it will show. the more we... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bassett
61 years experience
Probably not: Probably not, would require several weeks.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No test will help.: There's really no blood test that will help us to predict the oral cancer one will get if one continues to use chewing tobacco. The first step will b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Cigar: Yes. Cigar wrap contains nicotine. Stop as soon as you can. Now is best.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Nicotine: Stop chewing tobacco. Your nicotine level will go down with time.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Variable 7-10 days: The half life of nicotine metabolite, cotinine, is, on average 16 hours, but there are many factors affecting the blood level. A safe interval would b... Read More
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