What is the Cotinine test?
This test measures the amount of Cotinine in your blood or urine. Cotinine is a chemical your body makes after nicotine exposure. Analyzing the cotinine is better than measuring nicotine because nicotine disappears from your system within a few hours, but cotinine remains for a day or more.
When is the Cotinine test recommended?
It is recommended in:Symptoms such as a burning mouth, feeling sick, abdominal pain, salivating (drooling), diarrhea, sweating, confusion, dizziness, agitation, increased heart rate, rapid or difficult breathing, convulsions, coma, and even death.
What does it measure?
In the Cotinine test, exposure to nicotine leads to measurable levels of cotinine in the blood.Cotinine is a metabolite of nicotine, which means that it’s produced when nicotine is broken down in the body, primarily by the lungs, liver, and kidneys. This Cotinine remains in the body for longer than nicotine, so it is a more reliable test to detect and measure nicotine exposure.Blood tests can be used to detect nicotine as well as its metabolites, including cotinine and anabasine. Nicotine itself may be present in the blood only for 48 hours, while cotinine may be detectable for up to three weeks. Nicotine and Cotinine testing may also be requested in cases of suspected nicotine poisoning. Acute overdoses of nicotine, such as what might happen if a child ingests nicotine lozenges or gum, are relatively rare but generally require immediate medical attention.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 15 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Cotinine test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Cotinine test in Bangalore is Rs.600.
How often should I get the Cotinine test?
The Cotinine test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Cotinine test?
< 5 ng/ml
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a urine sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Cotinine test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Cotinine test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Cotinine test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Cotinine test with Orange Health Labs in Bangalore?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!