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Does smoking marijuana show up on an hba1c test?

Does smoking marijuana show up on an hba1c test?

No, tests glucose: The hemoglobin A1c test is specifically looking for the percentage of hemoglobin with glucose attached to it. If you are smoking marijuana it will have no effect on the hga1c and only a test to specifically detect cannabis will show that chemical. ...Read more

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Marijuana (Definition)

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I was in the room w people smoking marijuana there was AC and fans it was only for about 30 min, if i take drug test week later can i fail secondhand?

I was in the room w people smoking marijuana there was AC and fans it was only for about 30 min, if i take drug test week later can i fail secondhand?

Not likely: Depending on the cut off level used for the test, it is possible that you may test positive, however, more than likely you should be clean. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. 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. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Will this effect whether or not i pass or fail a drug test? I was at a buddy's between 7-8 months ago, hanging out and having a few drinks. Some of his friends came over and started smoking marijuana. Someone wanted me to pass it to someone on the other s

Will this effect whether or not i pass or fail a drug test? I was at a buddy's between 7-8 months ago, hanging out and having a few drinks. Some of his friends came over and started smoking marijuana. Someone wanted me to pass it to someone on the other s

You didn't finish: But sounds like the answer is no. Second-hand marijuana smoke will virtually never cause a positive urine test (unless it is in a closed car with 5 people smoking and you inhaling deeply). In addition, unless they are doing hair follicle testing, nothing from that many months ago would be detectable in a urine or saliva test, and might not even be in most hair samples, depending on length. ...Read more

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Just curious. If people are smoking marijuana around you at a concert, can you fail a drug test? Or worse, can you get the effects of it?

Just curious. If  people are smoking marijuana around you at a concert, can you fail a drug test? Or worse, can you get the effects of it?

Unlikely: Screening drug tests, such as those used for pre-employment physicals, typically have a threshold that is set at a high enough value to eliminate the risk of "passive" exposure causing a positive result. ...Read more

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I have been marijuana free for 7 months. Before this i was a chronic smoker, smoking all day everyday for a year. Job drug test tomorrow . Am i ok?

I have been marijuana free for 7 months.  Before this i was a chronic smoker, smoking all day everyday for a year. Job drug test tomorrow . Am i ok?

Fine: You'll pass. All the thc is gone within a few weeks. Interestingly, there are trace amounts of it in your hair and nails for months. But they won't check that. If your job requires a random drug test, don't risk it by smoking! ...Read more

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I was around some friends that were smoking marijuana las week, and i had a piss test today for the military? Will it show up? I am very active and drink plenty of water.

Activity and water: Don't really make any difference. Second-hand marijuana smoke does not give people who were exposed to tiny amounts a positive test. If you shared a fiat or a phone booth with 4 people all smoking pot for several hours with windows closed you might begin to approach having a positive test. Old sayings - if you don't want to eat, stay out of donut shops, if you don't want to drink stay out of bar. ...Read more

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I smoked marijuana yesterday and my doctor told me to come in tomorrow to get some lab test done. Will smoking effect my test?

No: Marijuana can be detected up to a week after smoking. So if your testing is a drug screen including marijuana, then yes - the test will be affected. But all other blood chemistries and blood element testing will be unaffected. ...Read more

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I quit smoking marijuana two weeks ago and I have been drinking massive amounts of water to flush my system will i be clean for a drug test?

I quit smoking marijuana two weeks ago and I have been drinking massive amounts of water to flush my system will i be clean for a drug test?

Do not count on it : With the current medical technology in place, marijuana may be detected in the urine even months after one last used the drug. The best way to pass a urine drug test is very simple: don't use drugs. ...Read more

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I have to take a nicotine test, I quit smoking black and milds a week ago, I also smoked marijuana 5 days ago. Will nicotine or thc be detected in my ?

I have to take a nicotine test, I quit smoking black and milds a week ago, I also smoked marijuana 5 days ago. Will nicotine or thc be detected in my ?

See below: Nicotine or its metabolite cotinine are not likely to be detectable a week after last exposure, unless you were exposed to heavy second hand smoke. THC can be detectable for more than a week after last use, especially in a chronic use.r The drug can be detectable for three months in an obese chronic heavy user. ...Read more

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I have to have a test done for nicotine to get my insurance at the lowest rate. How long before the test do I need to quit smoking so it doesn't show up in the test? Can this nicotine test detect marijuana use?

Nicotine Dependence: I thank you for your concern for your loved ones. Your health is PRECIOUS! Respect Blessings of your body and mind. Be kind to your lungs. Speak out: “I do not want Bronchitis, Emphysema or Lung cancer” “I do not want risk of heart disease, high Blood pressure or Stroke” “I want to feel good without Marijuana or Alcohol” Use Relaxation music, Exercise. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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I have DDD I smoked marijuana because it helped. My doctor said he is starting drug testing. I quit smoking it. What should I tell him if I test +?

The truth: If you test positive tell him just what you said above- that it helps but you have stopped because he is now testing. I don't know if medical marijuana is legal in your state but if it is I would ask his permission for you to use it. While not a cure, marijuana can be very helpful for pain and inflammation, is generally safer than drugs for pain and usually allows you to use less of those drugs. ...Read more

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How long does it take for marijuana to leave the urine of a 105lb female. Applying for a job have to take a drug test quit smoking 3 weeks ago will i be ok

Hello, : Hello, if you smoked marijuana once, it's metabolites could be out of your system within a week. If you are a chronic or heavy user, it could take up to a couple months to clear the metabolites. ...Read more

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I am A frequent marijuana smoker (2-3 times per day) and have a saliva based mouth swab drug test coming up soon. How long should I stop smoking for?

Depends: You are asking doctors how to beat a drug test!I would think you may not get much help here.Often, employers drug test hires because the job they are applying for requires attention.There may be a safety concern or a quality control concern. In any case, most doctors,myself included,are not likely to want to help you¨fool¨a drug test,unless total abstinence was your plan going forward! ...Read more

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