Cotinine

How Can We Help?

Table of Contents
< All Topics
Print

What Can Cause a False Positive for Cotinine?

Nicotine patches, nicotine gums, and other products that contain nicotine can give you a false positive for a cotinine drug test.

Read more here: Nicotine and cotinine in oral fluid: Passive exposure vs active smoking

Can You Test Positive for Cotinine from Second Hand Smoke?

It depends. If you’ve been inhaling smoke from many smokers in an enclosed area, then yes, you might test positive for cotinine. Otherwise, no, you won’t.

Where Can I Buy a Cotinine Test?

You can buy a cotinine strip at any store that sells drug testing supplies. However, make sure they’re safe and accurate. They should also be CLIA-waived and FDA-approved.

12 Panel Now offers cotinine drug test strips at the lowest prices. Only $0.79 per strip.

How Long Does Cotinine Stay in Your System?

Cotinine stays in the body for up to ten days.

Read more here: How Long Does Nicotine Stay in Your System?