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.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Sunday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
NICOS
MiChart Code
Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum
Synonyms
  • Cotinine, Serum
  • NICOTINE AND METABOLITES, S
  • COTS
  • NICO
  • TRANS COT
  • COTININE
  • NICOTINE
  • TRANS-3-OH COTININE
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo NICOS (82509)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.8 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
80323
Fee Code
22013
LOINC
3853-9
NY State Approved
No