Nicotine and Cotinine, Screen & Confirmation, Urine

Abbrev Code:UNICTI   
Order Code:LAB5855Order Name:Nicotine and Cotinine Urine
Methodology:Immunoassay; Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
CPT Codes: 80307 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days.
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Urine Collection Procedure

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 10 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 20 mL, 10 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Up to 3 days at room temperature. For longer storage, refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:8582


Reference Range:

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


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