The Only Fingerstick Cotinine Device Providing Quantitative Results
The PTS Detect™ Cotinine System has innovated tobacco-use detection with a handheld device that offers specific, reliable, accurate and fast results. Measuring exact blood cotinine (a byproduct of nicotine) levels from 25 ng/mL to 200 ng/mL in 5 minutes, the PTS Detect system substantially reduces the need for confirmation tests.
All this from just a small fingerstick.
Cotinine is a product formed after the chemical nicotine enters the body. Nicotine is a chemical found in tobacco products, including cigarettes and chewing tobacco. Measuring cotinine in people’s blood is the most reliable way to determine exposure to nicotine for both smokers and nonsmokers exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). Measuring cotinine is preferred to measuring nicotine because cotinine remains in the body longer.
PTS Detect Cotinine Features:
- An innovative approach to tobacco testing
- Results in 5 minutes
- Blood cotinine test from fingerstick
- Requires 40 microliters of whole blood
- Accurate and reliable
- Indicates all tobacco use
PTS Detect Cotinine benefits:
- Accurate & Precise
Provides results with similar sensitivity and specificity ranges as laboratory instruments
- Participant Friendly
Fingerstick test is perceived as less invasive than other traditional tobacco-use detection tests
- Rapid Results
Portable device measures exact cotinine results in minutes providing opportunity for immediate smoking cessation consultation
- Cost Savings
No phlebotomist, less confirmation tests, no shipping of specimens to lab
- Easy to Use
Minimal training required with a simple blood collection and testing process