(1x) Nicotine (COT) Urine Dipcard Test
- Easy-to-use instant test kit
- Fast, on-site results
- Accurate results in just 5 minutes
- Also known as Cotinine test
- Easy to read results
- Affordable workplace test
- Great for nicotine related studies and research
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The Nicotine Test Kit can detect the presence of nicotine and cotinine in the urine in order to indicate tobacco use. Works for up to 4 days after use. This test is so easy to use. Results can be read in 5 minutes! Instruction of how to use will be provided with the test.
What Is Nicotine?
Nicotine is a colourless and poisonous substance extracted from the tobacco plant that is used as an insecticide. Nicotine is what causes tobacco smokers to become addicted.
Sample Collection and Preparation
Collect the urine specimen in a clean and dry container at any time of the day. Urine specimens with visible particles should be centrifuged, filtered, or allowed to settle to acquire a clear sample for testing. Urine Samples maybe stored between 2-8 C for up to 48 hours prior to testing. For long-term storage, specimens may be frozen and stored below -20 C. Frozen samples should be thawed and mixed before testing.
1- Allow the test to reach room temperature before opening it. Remove the Test Dipcard from the sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible.
2. Remove the cap from the dipcard and immerse the Test vertically into the urine specimen up to the wavy lines for at least 10-15 seconds. Do not pass the wavy lines on the Test Dipcard when immersing the strip.
3.Place the cap back on the dipcard and set the test on a non-absorbent, flat surface. Start the timer and wait for the coloured line(s) to appear. Read results at 5 minutes. Results read after 10 minutes are considered invalid.
NEGATIVE: Two lines appear.One coloured line should be in the control line region (C), and another apparent coloured line should be in the test region (T). This negative result indicates that the Cotinine concentration is below the detectable level.
Note: The Shade of colour in the test line region (T) may vary, but it should always be considered as negative whenever there is even a faint coloured line.
POSITIVE: One coloured line appears in the control line region (C). No line appears in the test line region (T). This positive result indicates that the Cotinine concentration exceeds the detectable level.
INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test using new test. If the problem persists, discontinue using the lot immediately and contact your distributer.