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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

NICOTINE AND COTININE CONFIRMATION, URINE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

NICC

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

83887 - Nicotine

Test Includes:

Nicotine, Cotinine

Logistics

Test Indications:

Stimulant; Alkaloid monitoring

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (Test# 8284)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 – 2 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Urine

Container:

Urine Cup

Draw Volume:

10 mL urine

Processed Volume:

10 mL (Minimum 0.7 mL) urine

Note: Submission of the minimum volume results in an elevated reporting limit and inability to repeat analysis.

Collection:

Random or spot urine collection

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Mix urine well and remove aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

A combined total of urine nicotine and cotinine (nicotine metabolite) Concentrations greater than 200 ng/mL indicates active use of a nicotine- containing product (tobacco or smoking cessation product). Urine concentrations less than 200 ng/mL could be consistent with passive exposure to tobacco smoke.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Immunoassay, Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

References:

MedTox Laboratories Web Page www.medtox.com (June 2013)



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