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How Long Does Nicotine Stay In The Blood Stream
What type of blood test is used to check for nicotine in the bloodstream? And how long is nicotine detectable in blood stream?
Nicotine: Either blood nicotine levels or its presence or absence can be determined. The length of time that nicotine stays in the body and that can be a reliable indicator of nicotine use, depends on the amount of tobacco smoked, the number of years smoking tobacco, and the type of nicotine test performed. It can be as short as 2 days, or as long as 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for nicotine to leave your body (urine and blood stream) after you stop smoking?
How long does it take for nicotine to leave your body (urine and blood stream) after you've stop smoking?
It varies: Nicotine metabolism is complex. Most nicotine is metabolized in the body to co-nicotine, and this is what is tested for. Nictotine is 1/2 gone after 2 hours, co-nicotine about 20. It takes about 5 1/2 lives for a drug to be "97% gone". 10 half lives for 99.9% another source says a urine test can be positive 7 to 20 days after smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One Month: For a heavy user up to one month, rarely longer. Thc really doesn't stay in the blood stream, rather-it is stored in fat and is considered fat soluble. In fact, that is why it can take so long to get out of the body. The thc has to get out of the fat cells. It does depend upon, as one colleague has noted, the frequency of the use as well as the potency of the drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
forever: When you have them, you have them for good. ...Read more
Several hours: I've heard a range of 4-6 hours - but there is some confusion among patients about the much longer time one of the ingredients has been given. Ask the doctor who prescribed. Or probably a pharmacist could tell you more certainly. ...Read more
It depends: Many people have a skin infection or even just colonization with MRSA and it never reaches their bloodstream. Some can have a simple skin infection and have bacteria in the blood the same day or the next day--within hours. Other people will have a bone infection for days and days and never develop bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). If you have MRSA, consider seeing an infectious disease physician ...Read more
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