rapid toxicology test / cotinine / urine / immunochromatographic
Model name: NicoFind Test
Humasis Nico-Find is a one step in vitro diagnostic test based on immunochromatographic assay. It is designed for qualitative determination of cotinine in human urine at a cut-off concentration of 200 ng/mL.
· Simple one-step FOB rapid test
· Specimen: urine sample
· Highly sensitive and easy to use
· Relative sensitivity: 99%
· Relative specificity: 93%
· Relative accuracy: 96%
· Storage: room temperature (2~30℃)
· Shelf-life: 24 months
· Test time: 3 ~ 5 min.
What is Cotinine?
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 is a drug to which virtually every member of a tobacco-smoking society is exposed whether through direct contact or second-hand inhalation. The plasma half-life of nicotine is approximately 60 minutes following inhalation or parenteral administration. 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.