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Test Code NICOS Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

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)

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Method Name

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

Secondary ID

82509

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.