Rapid Nicotine Urine Test
The Rapid Nicotine Test uses a cut-off level of 200 ng/ml of cotinine to accurately identify tobacco users. Cotinine is the major metabolite of nicotine and is the preferred marker of nicotine use because its half-life is much longer than nicotine. The presence of cotinine is a reliable indicator of tobacco use. Because the Rapid Nicotine Test uses a relatively high cut-off level of 200 ng/ml, users can be confident that individuals with positive results are tobacco users.
The Rapid Nicotine Test is a qualitative test that gives pass/fail results. The presence of cotinine at or above the cut-off level prevents a line from forming at the drug indicator. If cotinine is not present, or is present at a concentration less than the cut-off level, a line forms at the drug indicator. The absence of a line indicates a positive result.
Smoking Cessation Programs and Tobacco-Free Settings
The Rapid Nicotine Test offers the most economical method to detect tobacco use. The ability of the Rapid Nicotine Test to accurately identify a tobacco user makes it ideal for use in smoking cessation programs and employee wellness programs. The Rapid Nicotine Test is also useful in tobacco-free settings to verify an individual’s self-report of tobacco use.