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What is a cotinine test?

What is a cotinine test?

Test for nicotine: Cotinine is the major metabolite of nicotine, and persists much longer than the parent drug. Nicotine is very short-acting, and it is quickly converted to inactive metabolites in the bloodstream. This is why people take many puffs on a cigarette every few minutes. The cotinine is excreted in urine and can be detected for several days, depending on the test used, and if blood, urine or oral swab. ...Read more

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How can I pass a cotinine test?

How can I pass a cotinine test?

By not smoking: If you smoke, however they do the test (blood, urine or oral fluids), it will be positive. Ways to "beat" drug-testing mostly don't work, are detectable by current systems and make it worse for you. If you are a smoker, you are responsible for the consequences of your smoking. Helping you avoid consequences is NOT helping you. Get help quitting tobacco. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I need to pass a cotinine test?

What do you suggest if I need to pass a cotinine test?

Don't smoke: Cotinine persists for 3-5 days, depending on whether they are testing urine, blood or oral fluids. There are far more important reasons to stop smoking, like your health and living a longer life, and not smelling like an ashtray. ...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 won't show up. Those tests usually test for chronic smoking ...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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What is the purpose of a serum cotinine test?

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

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Not a regular smoker. Have to get drug tested for work and that includes a cotinine test. 5 days ago I took 4-5 puffs from an e-cig. Pass or fail?

Pass: If they detect cotinine, tell them you were in a smoke-filled bar. It'll be at a low level. Now, please don't do anything like this again. The stuff is horribly addicting and you're asking to lose your freedom and your health -- and for what? ...Read more

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Not a regular smoker. Have to get drug tested for work and that includes a cotinine test. 5 days ago I took 4-5 puffs from an e-cig. Pass or fail?

Not a regular smoker. Have to get drug tested for work and that includes a cotinine test. 5 days ago I took 4-5 puffs from an e-cig. Pass or fail?

Pass: You're asking again, right? If nicotine metabolite is detected at all, it will be in the range that's consistent with second-hand smoke, and the lab will probably recognize it as such as report negative. Now please don't try an e-cig again. ...Read more

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I am a very occasional smoker. Saturday I had 5 cigarettes. None Sunday and one at 7am Monday. Monday afternoon at 2pm I had a cotinine test. Will I pass?

I am a very occasional smoker. Saturday I had 5 cigarettes. None Sunday and one at 7am Monday. Monday afternoon at 2pm I had a cotinine test. Will I pass?

Why do you ask?: Please forgive my frankness. I doubt you'll pass. If cotinine is detected, you can claim that you are around heavy smokers. But why are you doing this to yourself? Nicotine is treacherous, and if you play with it as you're doing, it will trick your brain into doing it more and more until you have a life-threatening addiction. No one deserves this slavery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I pass a nicotine/cotinine test after stopping smoking for one week?

You already have: Cotinine, the main metabolite of nicotine, is pretty much gone from blood in 2-3 days, and from urine in 3-4 days, and nothing should be detectable after a week. If they are doing hair follicle tests, however, nicotine use can be detected going back several months. ...Read more

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Can nicotine free cigarettes be detected in a urine cotinine test? Any help appreciated!

No: If you are not using nicotine in the heating chamber, and you haven't smoked tobacco in the last week, your test should be negative. I would point out that the safety of the propellant in these e-cigs (propylene glycol), as well as flavorings and additives, have never been subjected to study, and we simply do not know their long-term safety/dangers. They are likely safer than smoking tobacco though ...Read more

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I am a heavy smoker and I have a cotinine test in 11 days. I stopped smoking completely yesterday. Is there a chance I will pass?

Possibly: It can take up to 15-20 days to clear your system of cotinine if you are a heavy smoker, would give it 3-4 weeks to be certain ...Read more

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I have to take a saliva cotinine test to avoid insurance surcharges. I smoke cigars very infrequently and last time was 6 weeks ago. Will I pass?

I have to take a saliva cotinine test to avoid insurance surcharges. I smoke cigars very infrequently and last time was 6 weeks ago. Will I pass?

Most probably yes: Cotinine is short-acting and can be found for 2-4 days after smoking or consuming tobacco or nicotine-containing products. Most cigar smokers don't inhale, but some nicotine may be absorbed through the mucus membranes of the mouth and throat. However, whatever small amount is absorbed will be gone in 2-3 days. I am concerned about any use of tobacco products. Consider stopping completely. ...Read more

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I have quit smoking for 15 days I have a saliva cotinine test in 2 weeks will I pass the test?

I have quit smoking for 15 days I have a saliva cotinine test in 2 weeks will I pass the test?

Almost certainly: It's more important that you've stopped smoking. This is a wonderful gift that you've given yourself and those who love you. ...Read more

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I stop smoking 19 days ago, I have a cotinine test this friday. A heavy smoker of black&mild for some years. Gym/h2o daily. 200 plus. Can I pass?

I stop smoking 19 days ago, I have a cotinine test this friday. A heavy smoker of black&mild for some years. Gym/h2o daily. 200 plus. Can I pass?

Yes?: You should be fine as long as you have not had any type of nicotine in that time, including nicotine replacement such as gum, patches or e cigarettes.
Stay quit even after testing get support if needed. ...Read more

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I have been smoking 8-10 cigarettes for last 10 years. I have a urine cotinine test in 20 days. Will I test Negative if I quit smoking 10 days before the test?

I have been smoking 8-10 cigarettes for last 10 years. I have a urine cotinine test in 20 days. Will I test Negative if I quit smoking 10 days before the test?

Cotinine: Levels of cotinine detected in urine vary due to a variety of factors including; the type of tobacco used, filtered vs. Non-filtered cigarette, how heavily the individual inhaled the smoke, the length of time an individual chewed, the number of cigarettes smoked per day, and the concentration of the urine. These variables make it difficult to determine exactly how much an individual uses tobacco. ...Read more

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I took a urine cotinine test this morning for pre employment and I stopped chewing tobacco 11 days ago, will I pass? I'm done with nicotine.

I took a urine cotinine test this morning for pre employment and I stopped chewing tobacco 11 days ago, will I pass? I'm done with nicotine.

Pee test 4 nicotine: I took a urine cotinine test this morning for pre employment and I stopped chewing tobacco 11 days ago, will I pass? I'm done with nicotine. ANS: Good judgement on stopping. Depends on which test they use and how much had been stored in your body. So let us know. If + tell them that you want to be retested as it may have been the chewing. Suspect they are most interested in smoking. ...Read more