Cocaine is a powerful and illegal stimulant derived from the coca plant. It's commonly snorted, inhaled, or injected, and provides short-lived intense euphoria, heightened energy, and increased alertness. Cocaine use leads to serious health risks like heart attacks, strokes, and addiction. It's known for its high potential for abuse and is classified as a Schedule II drug in the United States....


Who would benefit from testing cocaine?

Testing for cocaine is particularly relevant for individuals in drug rehabilitation programs, as part of employment drug screenings, and in legal settings, such as criminal investigations or custody cases. It’s also important in medical emergencies to diagnose potential drug overdose or in cases of chronic abuse for appropriate treatment planning.

How long does cocaine stay in your system?

Cocaine has a short half-life and is metabolized quickly, but its metabolites can be detected for a longer period. In urine, it’s typically detectable for 2-4 days after use, but this can extend up to a week in heavy users. Cocaine can be detected in blood for about 12-48 hours and in saliva for 1-2 days. In hair, it can be detected for months after use.

How long after use should you take the test?

For most accurate results, GetTested’s cocaine test should ideally be taken within 2-4 days after the last use.

What are the signs of cocaine overdose?

  • Chest pain indicative of possible heart attack
  • Seizures or tremors
  • Elevated body temperature
  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Extreme agitation or anxiety
  • Hallucinations or paranoia
  • Loss of consciousness or coma
  • Stroke-like symptoms, such as weakness or difficulty speaking

Test(s) that measure/test for Cocaine

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