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Urine Drug Testing for Tobacco

June 21, 2010 in Employee Drug Testing Information

When the subject of drug testing is discussed, most people think of marijuana, cocaine, heroin or ecstasy – but did you know that there is also a drug test for tobacco usage? That’s right, the same immunoassay technology that is used to detect illicit drugs can also be used to detect cotinine – a metabolite created when the body processes nicotine.

Testing for the presence of cotinine is a standard test to determine if a person is a tobacco user. Cotinine is found in urine from 2 to 4 days after tobacco use. By testing a urine sample, much like a pregnancy test, the tester can detect cotinine.

2 responses to Urine Drug Testing for Tobacco

  1. I kicked the habit over the weekend and it’s starting to hit me now. My wife tells me I will not be able to complete it but I am so confident about this I can’t fail. Today I started having discomfort in my gut and I really need a drag. I cannot give in as I am making this effort for my children. I am lucky to have the e cig. It has been extremely helpful to me.

  2. Valuable info. Lucky me I found your site by accident, I bookmarked it.

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