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Cocaine and Metabolite

Interpretation

  • The presence of cocaine >LOQ indicates exposure to cocaine within 1 day prior to specimen collection.
  • The presence of benzoylecgonine >LOQ indicates exposure to cocaine within 5 days prior to specimen collection.

Metabolites

  • Cocaine is metabolized to several inactive metabolites, the predominant one being benzoylecgonine.

    Cocaine Benzoylecgonine

Approximate Detection Times

Cocaine & Metabolite LOQ (ng/mL) Detection Time* up to
     Cocaine
50
<1 day
     Benzoylecgonine
50
5 days
*These are approximate detection times for the drug or metabolites in urine. The actual detection time depends on dose, frequency of use, and individual metabolism.

 


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