Test Overview

Test Methodology

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

Test Usage

Monitoring of tobacco use.

Reference Range*

Nicotine: <3 ng/mL; Cotinine: <3 ng/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Monday - Sunday

Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code

NICOS

MiChart Code

Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum

Synonyms

Synonyms

Cotinine, Serum
NICOTINE AND METABOLITES, S
COTS
NICO
TRANS COT
COTININE
NICOTINE
TRANS-3-OH COTININE

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Laboratory

Sendout

Laboratory Reference

Mayo NICOS (82509)

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Container

Red Top Tube

Normal Volume

0.8 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL serum

Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

80323

LOINC

3853-9

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