Workers who smoke cigarettes are more expensive to employ. Why? Because smoking negatively affects the health of smokers which increases the cost of health care insurance—to the tune of $193 billion between 2000 and 2014. Consider that lost productivity accounted for $97 billion and health care expenditures accounted for $96 billion. Wow! No wonder employers are interested in hiring workers who do not smoke and the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, actually paves the way for employers to screen applicants and employees for Cotinine, a metabolite of Nicotine that proves that a person has been smoking.

Whether you are considering cotinine testing for employment or as part of a corporate wellness program, to screen job applicants or deter smoking as part of a cessation program you need to consider testing for cotinine.

Features and Benefits:

  • Accurately screen for cotinine--the primary metabolite of nicotine
  • Detects up to 1-2 days after nicotine use
  • Qualitative detection of cotinine in oral fluids at 30 ng/mL cutoff level
  • Simple collection and testing procedure
  • Results in as little as 10 minutes
  • Long shelf life at room temperature storage
  • Integrated internal procedural control
  • Gives pass/fail results
  • Shelf life of 15-18 months

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