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how long does it take to get nicotine out of your urine for urine test?

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Dr. Joseph Gutman
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Depending ...: Depending on the laboratory technique, from 6 weeks to 2 months

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Hi if i smoked a electronic cigarette on thursday and didn't inhale and have to take a 24 hr urine test today will they see nicotine in my urine ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Maybe: I trust this is a test to see whether you qualify for a particular treatment by virtue of your being a non-smoker. Obviously you are trying, and in the event that nicotine metabolite above the cutoff level turns up in your urine, it might be difficult for someone to state with certainty that you hadn't just been in a smoke-filled environment. Keep trying to stay off tobacco.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can cause trace nicotine in urine test?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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If you are not a: smoker, I assume? Large amounts of second hand smoke, like in those who work in bars or restaurants where smoking is permitted, can cause positive urine cotinine tests (nicotine is not what is tested for, but its metabolite cotinine).
A 50-year-old member asked:

How long will nicotine show in a urine test after last cigarette?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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3-4 days: A single cigarette will give a positive urine cotinine for 1-2 days, regular smokers generally 3-4 and rarely 5 days, and blood tests can detect it for about the same time. Oral swabs may detect if for a bit longer, up to 7-10 days, and it can be found in hair drug testing for months, depending on the length of hair chosen.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How long does nicotine stay in your urine for test?

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Dr. Kenneth Horlander
Pulmonology 50 years experience
Nicotine: Cotinine is measured in the urine up to 6 weeks but is usually not detected after 4 weeks - depends on what and how much and how long you smoked and other diet issues.
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Advice? Would nicotine show on a urine test?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Yed: They test for cotinine.

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