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Test Code NICOS Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum

Reporting Name

Nicotine and Metabolites, S

Useful For

Monitoring tobacco use

Method Name

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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

Serum gel tube

Reference Values

NICOTINE

<3.0 ng/mL

 

COTININE

<3.0 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 8 a.m., Sunday; 4.p.m.

CPT Code Information

80323

G0480 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
NICOS Nicotine and Metabolites, S Unable to Verify

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
21313 Nicotine 3853-9
21314 Cotinine 10365-5

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Secondary ID

82509