Table 7

Schedule for in-clinic evaluations of ex-smoker and never-smoker groups
Day and suggested times Sampling Procedure
1, 78, 162
1700 h (check in) Blood, urine Measure BP, PR, RR and temperature; abbreviated physical examination and medical history; illicit drug, alcohol and cotinine testing; pregnancy testing; dinner
1900 h None Start first 24 h urine collection
2100 h None Snack
2, 79, 163
0700 h Blood Measure BP, PR, RR and temperature; measure creatinine in serum; biomarkers and gene expressiona
0800 h None Breakfast
1000 h None Administer quality of life and diet and lifestyle questionnairesb
1200 h None Lunch
1500 h None Measure exhaled CO
1700 h Saliva Cotinine testing; dinner
1900 h None End first and start second 24 h urine collection
2100 h None Snack
3, 80, 164
0700 h Blood Measure creatinine in serum; biomarkers
0800 h None Breakfast
1000 h None Administer quality of life and
1100 h None Pulmonary-function test§
1200 h None Lunch
1500 h None Measure exhaled CO
1700 h Saliva Cotinine testing; dinner
1900 h None End second 24 h urine collection
164 (check out)
Any time Blood, urine Measure BP, PR, RR and temperature; physical examination; electrocardiography; clinical laboratory tests

aNot on day 79. bNot during visit on days 1–3; may be performed on day 79 or 80 and on day 163 or 164.

Shepperd et al.

Shepperd et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:690   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-690

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