Test Overview

Test Methodology

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

Test Usage

Monitoring of tobacco use.

Reference Range*

Nicotine: <5 ng/mL; Cotinine: <5 ng/mL; Anabasine: <2 ng/mL; Nornicotine: <2 ng/mL.

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

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Daily

Analytic Time

Screen: 4 hours, Confirmation: 2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code

NICOU

Synonyms

Synonyms

Anabasine
Cotinine
Nornicotine

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Laboratory

Sendout

Laboratory Reference

Mayo NICOU (82510)

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect random urine specimen. Send to Specimen Processing at room temperature

Normal Volume

3 mL urine

Minimum Volume

2 mL urine

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Fee Codes


CPT Code

80323

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