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Test Code NICOU Nicotine and Metabolites, Random, Urine

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Urine


Specimen Required


Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 5 mL, aliquot tube

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.


Specimen Minimum Volume

2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Ambient (preferred) 28 days
  Frozen  365 days
  Refrigerated  28 days

Reference Values

Non-tobacco user with no passive exposure:

NICOTINE

<5.0 ng/mL

 

COTININE

<5.0 ng/mL

 

ANABASINE

<2.0 ng/mL

 

NORNICOTINE

<2.0 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

CPT Code Information

80323

G0480 (if appropriate)

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross icterus OK

Method Name

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

Forms

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