Cotinine (Nicotine) Drug Test (Urine)
DO YOU OFFER NICOTINE TESTING?
This Cotinine Urine Drug Test checks for the presence of the Nicotine metabolite, Cotinine.
The Cotinine Urine Drug Test will detect usage of tobacco products within the past three days. Cotinine is a metabolite of Nicotine, and can be detected for longer periods of time after usage than simply testing for Nicotine. The specimen will be screened, and if necessary will be tested by GC/MS.
WHY DO I NEED A COTININE DRUG TEST?
Recent studies have shown that tobacco use is the leading cause of death in the US. Tobacco usage also contributes to illnesses as well as rising healthcare costs and insurance. If you are an employer with a wellness program that rewards non-smokers or you receive financial incentives for being tobacco free, this test is for you.
This test can give you a look back for several days on tobacco usage, so it is also frequently used by parents who are interested in finding out if their child has ingested alcohol recently. You may also consider this as part of the Trust, But Verify accountability program.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:
You may want to also consider the Urine Drug Screen or Basic Check‐Up Panel. For diagnosis or treatment options, show your test results to a physician.