PTS Detect Cotinine System

PTS Detect Cotinine System

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. 

Increased Workplace Screening

  • Efficiency
  • Results in 5 minutes
  • Blood cotinine test from fingerstick
  • Accurate and reliable
  • Indicates all tobacco use
  • Reduces need for confirmation tests

The PTS Detect Cotinine System is an alternative to other tests

for nicotine in urine, nicotine in saliva or swab tests for nicotine.

  • 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
  • Results Indicate All Tobacco Use – Measures levels from products that contain nicotine such as cigarettes, vapor cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco
  • Perfect for the Workplace – Fingerstick collection can be done in conjunction with other workplace and insurance screenings

PTS Detect Cotinine is not available for purchase in the United States.  


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