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Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum

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Test Description
Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum
Synonym(s)
Nicotine and Metabolites
Test ID
NICOS
General Information
Useful for:
Monitoring tobacco use
Specimen Type
Serum
Specimen Requirements
Red Top
Stability
Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
Ambient 28 days
Frozen 28 days
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK
Methodology
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Estimated TAT
2-4 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
80323
Minimum Sample Volume
0.5 mL
Reference Range
NICOTINE
<3.0 ng/mL
COTININE
<3.0 ng/mL
Performing Lab
Mayo
LOINC Code(s)
3853-9, 10365-5