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Are you testing your employees for tobacco use?

Have you considered offering or requiring testing at an upcoming wellness event?

Many hospitals and corporations in the U.S. are implementing "Cotinine" testing programs and they are experiencing savings and increased productivity in their workplace by requiring or offering this test. We can help you with an EASY solution for this type of testing.

OraSure offers a simple, oral fluid, laboratory-based test which you can offer in ANY setting to test for tobacco use. It starts with a convenient 2 minute collection, followed by a quick laboratory screen that can be analyzed in your lab, or sent to one of our laboratory partners running this test (see details below).

Interested in more information? Please email us or call us for additional information at 1-800-869-3538. We hope you find this solution to meet the needs of your organization or perhaps the needs of customers you may be serving.

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Laboratory Based Cotinine Testing and Oral Fluid Collection for Health and Wellness

Only the pioneers of oral fluid testing could make cotinine testing this accurate, this easy.

Why test for cotinine?

OraSure has been selling this device and lab-based testing assays to many long-standing insurance industry customers and for health and wellness programs for over 10 years. Cotinine is the major metabolite of nicotine and is usually the test of choice to evaluate tobacco use or exposure to tobacco smoke because it is stable and is only produced when nicotine is metabolized. The presence of cotinine in an individual's sample may indicate the use of tobacco products or exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.

Testing may be used in a number of situations to evaluate the possible use of tobacco products such as:

  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Prospective employment assessments
  • Evaluations of applicants for health or life insurance
  • Health and wellness programs

Why oral fluid testing?

  • Laboratory results comparable to urine testing
  • Collect anytime, anywhere
  • Significant reduction in downtime for sample collection
  • Collect multiple samples simultaneously at large hiring events and health and wellness fairs
  • Preserves employee dignity with non-invasive collection process

Why is tobacco control important?

  • The adverse health consequences of tobacco use compromise the quality of life of many Americans and impose substantial direct and indirect economic costs on society.
  • The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 438,000 deaths, or nearly 1 of every 5 deaths, each year in the United States.
  • Smoking-attributable losses in productivity are estimated to be $92 billion per year in the United States.


Why are smoking cessation programs so important?

  • Smoking cessation greatly reduces the short- and long-term risks of smoking-related disease and death for men and women of any age.
  • Only between 4% and 7% of smokers who attempt to quit without some type of smoking cessation program are successful.
  • Studies conducted on smoking cessation programs have reported up to a 76% success rate when smoking cessation programs are utilized. Simple Oral Fluid Collection Procedure

Simple Collection Procedure

Step 1 Collect Sample
Swab
Place the pad between the cheek and gum for 2-5 minutes.

Step 2 Insert the device into the buffer
Seal
Snap off the wand. Replace the cap and send to the lab via regular mail.

Step 3 Lab Testing

The lab processes the sample and runs a screening enzyme immunoassay (EIA) test. Results in one day after sample is received by lab if being sent out.

Interested in more information? Please email us or call us for additional information at 1-800-869-3538. We hope you find this solution to meet the needs of your organization or perhaps the needs of customers you may be serving.