Testing without using cocaine

by Jay
(VA)

Can you test positive for cocaine use by having it on your fingers?

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Short answer is no it shouldn't cause a positive test.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Jay,

Drug tests look for cocaine in the blood or in the urine. Having cocaine on the fingers will not get cocaine into the bloodstream and therefore it won't show up in the urine.

When cocaine is used it first enters the bloodstream and then is excreted through the urine. Having it on the fingers should not allow it to get into the bloodstream.

Hope this helps,

Debbie

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