An evaluation of NicCheck I®: A dipstick method for analyzing nicotine and its metabolites

Scott J. Leischow, Elizabeth P. Merikle, Gretchen Cook, Russell Newman, Myra L Muramoto

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Abstract

This study examined the reliability of a test strip for assessing urinary nicotine and its metabolites. Urine samples from smokers were tested by two independent raters using the NicCheck I® test strips. Each rarer compared the test strip color to a five-color chart. Correlations between the rater's codings and between the coding and other measures of nicotine consumption were examined. Significant correlations were found between the two independent ratings of the test strip color and between the codings and other measures of nicotine consumption. This preliminary evaluation suggests that NicCheck I® is sensitive to differences in nicotine consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999

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An evaluation of NicCheck I® : A dipstick method for analyzing nicotine and its metabolites. / Leischow, Scott J.; Merikle, Elizabeth P.; Cook, Gretchen; Newman, Russell; Muramoto, Myra L.

In: Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.1999, p. 145-148.

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Leischow, Scott J. ; Merikle, Elizabeth P. ; Cook, Gretchen ; Newman, Russell ; Muramoto, Myra L. / An evaluation of NicCheck I® : A dipstick method for analyzing nicotine and its metabolites. In: Addictive Behaviors. 1999 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 145-148.
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