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How Long Is Nicotine Detectable In Blood Test
How long is nicotine detectable in blood test? My buddy went to job interview and they test for it using blood.
Possibly 1 year: While most nicotine is gone within 3-7 days, as detected by urine, 3-6mos by hair, blood test depending on type can detect traces of metabolites up to one year. Hard to answer as some test can detect traces even if you were only exposed to a smoker and not even smoke yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I need to pass a blood test for my insurance. I smoke cigarettes okay, how long does it take to get nicotine out of my system?
Stop for 2 weeks: To be safe, you might want to stop smoking for a couple weeks. They are testing for cotinine which is a metabolite of nicotine. It has a long half life up to 40 hours. This tests shows positive for both active smokers and those who have quit but are using nicotine patch, gum, etc. Another test is used to identify active smokers. It is called anabasine and found in tobacco products. Try 2 wks off. ...Read more
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 amounts than in blood and is easier to find. However, it can be detected in blood as well. If you are a smoker, the easiest way to "beat" the test is to stop smoking! please consider stopping and getting help doing it if you need to. ...Read more
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 testing is done through urine rather than blood, because nicotine metabolites can be detected in higher amounts and for longer periods of time in urine. ...Read more
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 gold standard, and remains positive for about 2 days after a single exposure. There is nothing healthier about using a hookah, and you should strongly consider discontinuing your tobacco habit before it harms your health, rather than fear of a test. ...Read more
I have a blood test in 9 days they are testing for nicotine is there any chance that I can get my levels to 0?
Stop now: Nicotine test, actually it is a test for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, it is usually done on urine or oral fluid. Do not use tobacco in any form, including nicotine replacement patches, gum etc., avoid exposure to second hand smoke from now onward. Cotinine is usually detectable for a week after cessation of exposure. ...Read more
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