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I had a cigarette with an friend yesterday and I have a

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I had a cigarette with an friend yesterday and I have a cotinine test in 4 days for insurance. Will it show up in my blood or urine test?
JA: In general, how has your health been lately? How long have you been dealing with the issue?
Customer: I'm in great health and just had fabulous test results which is why I'm so upset with myself. I eat clean and exercise
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Customer: I don't even drink on a regular basis. I'm just wanting an accurate test of my regular habits and this was not it. Was not sure if I should postpone test?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question

Depending on the sensitivity of the particular test it can take up to 2 weeks or more to have a negative cotinine test.

Unfortunately there is nothing that you can do to help pass the test.

The only thing that can beat the test is time.

If you try drinking lots of water and try to flush it out of your body, that would also result in a diluted urine and a dilute urine in itself is dealt the same way as a positive test result.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

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