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NicAlert versus TobacAlert Comparison Matrix

 

Features 

NicAlert 

TobaAlert 

Urine 

Saliva 

Urine 

Saliva 

Measures cotinine 

yes 

yes

yes

yes

Measures nicotine 

no 

no

no

no

Lowest detectable cotinine level 

10 ng/ml 

10 ng/ml 

6ng/ml 

6ng/ml 

Provides Instant Test Results on the Spot 

yes 

yes

yes

yes

For professional use 

yes 

yes

no 

no 

For personal home use 

no 

no 

yes 

yes

Accuracy compared to laboratory testing 

90+% 

90+%

90+%

90+%

Reading time 

10-15 mins 

15-30 mins 

15-30 mins 

10-15 mins 

Use of quality control procedures recommended 

yes 

yes 

no 

no 

Different test strip levels are equivalent to respective cotinine levels 

yes

yes

yes

yes

Distinguishes between tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure 

yes 

no 

yes 

no 

Window of detection 

2-3 days 

2-3 days

2-3 days

2-3 days

Detects other forms of tobacco use including pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff 

yes

yes

yes

yes

Distinguishes between cigarette smoking and other forms of tobacco use including pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff 

no

no

no

no

Detects cotinine from use of nicotine replacement products 

yes 

yes

yes

yes

Distinguished cotinine from use of nicotine replacement products versus tobacco use 

no

no

no

no

Can detect cotinine from use of electronic cigarettes 

yes 

yes

yes

yes

Can distinguish cotinine from electronic cigarettes from tobacco use 

no

no

no

no

Test result can be altered by adulterating test specimen 

yes 

no 

yes 

no 

Is preferred method if heavy tobacco use is suspected 

no 

yes 

no 

yes 

FDA status 

Cleared 

 

 

 

Can be used as an incentive to quit smoking 

yes

yes

yes

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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