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Test Code NICOS Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL


Secondary ID

82509

Useful For

Monitoring tobacco use

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Reporting Name

Nicotine and Metabolites, S

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Reference Values

NICOTINE

<3.0 ng/mL

 

COTININE

<3.0 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 8 a.m.

Sunday; 4.p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

80323

G0480 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
NICOS Nicotine and Metabolites, S 90226-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
21313 Nicotine 3853-9
21314 Cotinine 10365-5

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.