The timetable for detecting nicotine in the system is also dependent upon each individual's metabolism, body mass, age, hydration level, physical activity, health conditions and other factors, making it almost impossible to determine an exact time nicotine will show up on a drug test.
Nicotine Drug Tests TimetableThe following is an estimated range of times, or detection windows, during which nicotine can be detected by various testing methods:
Urine Test: 2-4 days
Blood Test: 2-4 days`
Saliva Test: 1-4 days
Nicotine, like like many other drugs, can be detected with a hair follicle drug test for up to 90 days.
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