Patient :I smoke 15 cig a day for 10 years... I have urine cotinine test for life insurance . I will have not smoked for 9 days prior to test...I'm 40, exercise regularly, and healthy and drink 100oz of water daily...will I pass the urine test?
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Unfortunately cotinine have been found to be positive in smokers for almost up to 2-3 weeks after stopping smoking.
So, it is unlikely it won't be detected in your test.
Some people clear it almost in a week, but traces have been found up to 2-3 weeks of last smoking activity.
Feel free to discuss further.
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