Patient :I smoked 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 and smoked 4 cig a day for 5 days prior to abstaining for the the 9 days...I'm male 40 yr old, exercise regularly, and healthy no medical issues and drink 100oz of water daily... will i pass the urine test,?
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history of smoking 15 Cigarettes a day for 10 years, and stopped smoking as explained for the urine cotinine test.
Since you have stopped smoking for 9 days prior to test and 4 cigarettes per day for the 5 days prior to abstaining to 9 days window, you may possibly pass the test.
It takes about 2-4 days for light smoker and about 7 days for heavy smoker for negative cotinine test in the usual circumstances.
I hope this answers your query.
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