Oxycodone (OxyContin) is a prescription opioid drug that can remain detectable in the blood for up to 24 hours after a person’s last dose.
Blood drug tests have the shortest detection window of all drug tests. Hair tests can detect oxycodone for the longest amount of time, followed by urine and oral fluids.
How Long Can Oxycodone Be Detected In Blood?
On average, oxycodone can be detected through a blood test for up to 24 hours after the last use. This timeline, however, can be affected by a variety of factors.
Factors That Can Affect Oxycodone Detection Times
Although oxycodone will generally stay in your blood for no more than 24 hours, some factors may affect this. The actual timeline can vary according to a variety of factors.
Factors that can affect how long oxycodone stays in blood:
- amount taken
- formulation (i.e. immediate release vs. extended-release)
- duration of use
- frequency of use
- method of use (e.g. snorting vs. swallowing)
- metabolic rate
- body fat percentage
- impaired liver and kidney function
Getting Oxycodone Out Of Your Blood
Oxycodone is a common drug of abuse. If you or a loved one is abusing oxycodone, it may be difficult to stop taking it long enough to get a negative drug test result.
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Quitting oxycodone cold-turkey carries a high risk for relapse and accidental overdose. The safest way to get off oxycodone and get help for drug abuse is to begin a drug treatment program.
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- Redwood Toxicology Laboratory—Laboratory Testing Reference Guide
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—Opiate and opioid withdrawal
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus—Opiate and opioid withdrawal
- Labcorp—Blood Drug Testing