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Does E-liquid nicotine show positive result for nicotine in ETG urine test?

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Dr. Indu Kumar


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I take random etg urine tests, I have started using E-cig vaporizers with e-liquid nicotine. One of the products in the liquid is propylene glycol, will it test positive on UA?

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes,test will be positive.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX
Thanks for writing to HCM

Yes,test will be positive in urine test due to presence of nicotine.
Positive test is due to presence of nicotine.
E-liquid nicotine usually contain a mixture of propylene glycol,vegetable glycerin,nicotine and flavorings.

Some E-liquid preparation are free of nicotine then only it wouldn't be detected.

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