The Cotinine Urine Test is a disposable device that will detect nicotine use in human urine at a cut-off concentration of 200 ng/ml. This device will check for the presence of Cotinine in a person’s system via urine to determine if he or she has used the drug. These test kits come in a box of 25 with a package insert.
Cotinine is the first-stage metabolite of nicotine, a toxic alkaloid that produces stimulation of the autonomic ganglia and central nervous system when in humans. Nicotine and cotinine are rapidly eliminated by the kidney. The window of detection for cotinine in urine at a cutoff level of 200 ng/ml is expected to be up to 2-3 days after nicotine use.
- Easy dip and read procedure
- Room temperature storage
- up to 99% accurate
- Results in 5 minutes
- Box of 25 Tests
How to use the test?
- Remove the test device from the foil pouch
- Remove the cap from the test device, Label the device with the patient or control identifications.
- Immerse the absorbent tip into the urine sample for 10-15 seconds. The urine sample should not touch the plastic device.
- Replace the cap over the absorbent tip and lay the device flatly on a non-absorptive clean surface.
- Read results at 5 minutes
Do not interpret the result after 5 minutes.
- For in-vitro diagnostic use only. Do not use the device after the expiration date.
- The sealed dip card should remain in the sealed foil pouch until use
- All specimens should be considered potentially hazardous and handled in the same manner as an infectious agent.
- The used test should be discarded according to federal, local, and state regulations.
How to Interpret Results:
Negative: Two Lines Appear. One red line should be in the control region (C), and another red or pink line should be in the test region (T).
This negative result indicates that the cotinine concentration is below the detectable level of 300 ng/mL. The shade in the test line region (T) may vary, but it should be considered negative whenever there is even a faint line.
Positive: One red line appears in the control region (C). No line appears in the test region (T). This positive result indicates that the Cotinine concentration exceeds the detectable level of 300ng/mL.
Invalid: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure.