Cotinine testing in wellness programs is gaining in popularity as the trend of requiring smoking employees to pay different health plan premiums becomes more prevalent. Cotinine 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. Different types of samples, such as blood or an oral fluid swab can be used to detect cotinine at a laboratory.
Quest Diagnostics tests for cotinine in wellness programs and has years of experience utilizing the testing methodology for our insurance testing clients. Find out more about the science behind this test and how clients are utilizing it in their wellness programs.
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