Test Overview
Test Methodology

Competitive Immunoassay

Test Usage

Identification of habitual tobacco users or to monitor compliance in smoking cessation programs.

Reference Range *

Negative. A positive result indicates levels >200 ng/mL of cotinine.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
UCOT
MiChart Code
Cotinine, Urine
Synonyms
  • COTININE URINE LEVEL
  • Nicotine metabolite, Urine
  • COT
  • COTININE
  • Anabasine
  • Nornicotine
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Drug Analysis
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect random urine specimen and refrigerate.

Normal Volume
5 ml random urine
Minimum Volume
1 ml random urine
Additional Information

The positive cut-off level is high enough to rule out the effect of passive smoke (normal level for nonsmokers passively exposed to smoking is <200 ng/mL). GCMS analysis can also detect the presence of nicotine and cotinine.

Billing
CPT Code
80307
Fee Code
33219
LOINC
12293-7
NY State Approved
No