Breath carbon monoxide and semiquantitative saliva cotinine as biomarkers for smoking.

@article{Marrone2010BreathCM,
  title={Breath carbon monoxide and semiquantitative saliva cotinine as biomarkers for smoking.},
  author={Gina F Marrone and Mane Paulpillai and Rebecca Evans and Edward G. Singleton and Stephen J. Heishman},
  journal={Human psychopharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={80-3}
}
OBJECTIVE As a biomarker of smoking, semiquantitative analysis of cotinine (NicAlert) offers several advantages over breath carbon monoxide (CO) and quantitative analysis of cotinine. Recent studies have used urine NicAlert and breath CO in combination to verify abstinence. However, no studies have evaluated the performance of saliva NicAlert against or in combination with breath CO. METHOD Breath CO, saliva NicAlert, and smoking history were compared in an urban population of daily smokers… CONTINUE READING

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