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How long does cotinine stay in your body?

How long does cotinine stay in your body?

Depends on what is : Tested. Urine is the usual substance tested and nicotine metabolite can be detected for 3-5 days after exposure to tobacco. Cotinine stays for much longer in nails and hair. See this article for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2953858/. ...Read more

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Can i get cotinine out of my system in 5 days?

Can i get cotinine out of my system in 5 days?

Likely, if no more : Tobacco. There are variations in elimination with type of tobacco, lean body mass, race and gender. Average half life of cotinine is about 20 hours so on average five days would allow 5 half lives which is usually sufficient to test negative. Please note that these are averages and may not apply in an individual person. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1252140. ...Read more

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Is cotinine out of your system within 3 weeks?

Is cotinine out of your system within 3 weeks?

Should be.: Cotinine, a chemical your body makes from nicotine, has a half-life of 20 hours. Most drugs are non-detectable after 5-6 half lives. ...Read more

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I had 1 cigarrete march 01, I have cotinine test on March 10 will I pass it?

I had 1 cigarrete march 01, I have cotinine test on March 10 will I pass it?

Smoking: it may if you are usually a chronic smoker. If not there is a good chance it wont show up. Those tests usually test for chronic smoking ...Read more

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They say cotinine is cleared from blood within 2 weeks - why do they say it can bedetwcted after 6 months?

They say cotinine is cleared from blood within 2 weeks - why do they say it can bedetwcted after 6 months?

Who says?: A couple of weeks is sufficient to clear cotinine.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Hello..i haven't smoke a cigarette in 27 days since November 2 in take a noctine/cotinine test on the 12 of December..will I passed?

Hello..i haven't smoke a cigarette in 27 days since November 2 in take a noctine/cotinine test on the 12 of December..will I passed?

Yes: Nicotine and its metabolite cotinine should be out of your system.
Now that you have gone this long without tobacco, do not ever use it again.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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I am a social smoker. Smoked a pack of cigarets a month ago in Vegas and 5 days ago had 1. will I pass my cotinine swab test if its in 6 days?

I am a social smoker. Smoked a pack of cigarets a month ago in Vegas and 5 days ago had 1. will I pass my cotinine swab test if its in 6 days?

Even social smoking: is dangerous. I don't know about passing the swab test but it's one more reason to consider breaking free of smoking. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does cotinine stay in urine?

How long does cotinine stay in urine?

Cotinine: It is a metabolite of nicotine. It has half life of @20 hours, & is detectable for up to 1 week after use of tobacco. ...Read more

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How long does cotinine stay in blood for?

How long does cotinine stay in blood for?

Cotinine: It is a metabolite of nicotine. It has half life of @20 hours, & is detectable for up to 1 week after use of tobacco. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a serum cotinine test?

Detect tobacco use: Cotinine is a metabolite of nicotine and a positive test in blood, oral fluid or urine is indicative of tobacco use. ...Read more