The Cotinine Saliva Test device utilizes antibodies to selectively detect elevated levels of nicotine in human oral fluid. Cotinine is a major metabolite of nicotine, found in tobacco. It is produced when the body metabolizes nicotine after ingestion. Cotinine, itself, is used as a bio-marker for exposure to tobacco and is typically detectable for up to 1 to 2 days after nicotine use.
Some of the features of this testing device include:
- Detects up to 1-4 days after nicotine use
- Qualitative detection of Cotinine in oral fluids
- Cut off level is at 30 ng/mL
- Results in 10 minutes
- Simple collection and testing procedure
The iScreen OFD Cotinine device is simple enough to self- administer via oral swab. It’s safely self-contained, and the results (97.6% accuracy) are delivered within 10 minutes after performing the test.