Nicotine Screening Solutions

At Spectrum Medical Diagnostics, we are committed to providing comprehensive screening solutions to our customers.

By remaining at the forefront of industry trends, we’re able to deliver the most effective testing tools.

Our profound understanding of the importance and value of a comprehensive screening process ensures that our clients receive screening products designed for accuracy.

We bring you the latest innovation in rapid urine screening offering highly accurate results in just minutes.

One Step Cotinine (Nicotine) Test

The COT One Step Cotinine Test Device (Urine) is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of Cotinine in human urine at a cut-off concentration of 200 ng/mL.

This test is a rapid urine screening test that can be performed without the use of an instrument and utilizes a monoclonal antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of Cotinine in urine.

The COT One Step Cotinine Test Device (Urine) yields a positive result when the Cotinine in urine exceeds 200 ng/mL.

  • Available format:  Cassette / Pipette Test.
  • Results in minutes.
  • Highly accurate results.
  • Cut-off Level:  200 ng/mL.
Nicotine Urine Test

Who Uses Nicotine Screening?

  • Court-ordered testing in child custody cases.
  • Smoking cessation programs.
  • Health or Life Insurance application processes.
  • Clinical Research.
  • Pre-surgery for certain procedures.
  • Pre-hiring For medical purposes, if nicotine overdose is suspected.

Targeting Cotinine

Nicotine testing actually uses cotinine detection, as it lasts longer in the body.

The presence of cotinine in the body is directly related to processing nicotine.

This is a biomarker for tobacco use or exposure. The in vivo half-life of cotinine is approximately 20 hours.

Typically, cotinine can be detected for up to 1-2 days following tobacco use.

Cotinine can be detected in both blood and urine.

Blood tests require a lab technician to collect blood samples using a needle, which is costly and intrusive.

Urine testing, on the other hand, is less invasive and samples can be obtained without the assistance of a technician.

Detection Periods

In general, nicotine will typically remain present in the body for 1 to 3 days.

However, there are a number of variants that can affect how long nicotine remains in the system.

The nicotine concentration of a tobacco product can affect how long it remains in your system, as well as genetics. Cotinine will remain present for 1 to 10 days.

If a person stops using tobacco however, cotinine will remain in urine up to 3 to 4 days following the last day tobacco was used.

Tobacco products containing menthol can cause the cotinine to stay in urine longer.

Nicotine Screening Results

Moderate nicotine levels can indicate that tobacco use ceased approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to testing. In these cases, it is anticonvulsants-info advised to perform random testing as a follow-up.

As well, those who test positive for low levels of nicotine could potentially be exposed to nicotine through their surroundings, as opposed to actually using tobacco themselves.

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