NICOTINE AND METABOLITES, URINE

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect random urine. Mix well and send 5.0 mL urine (3.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic urine container.

Rejection Criteria
Urine with preservatives

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 3 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Nicotine:   <2.0 ng/mL  
Cotinine:   <5.0 ng/mL  
Anabasine:<2.0 ng/mL

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4 days
Test CodeUNICO
CPT-4 Code (s)
80323 (G0480)
LOINC Codes
Nicotine   3854-7  
Cotinine   10366-3  
Anabasine   33915-0  
Panel   43125-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory