Nicotine & Metabolites, Urine, Quantitative NICMTU

Method(s) Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Components Nicotine, Cotinine, 3-OH-Cotinine, Nornicotine, Anabasine
Specimen Required
Collect Random urine.
Transport

4 mL urine with no additives or preservatives at 20-25ºC. (Min: 1 mL)

Stability

Ambient: 10 days; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: 8 months

Unacceptable Conditions Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011539
CPTCode 80323
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Interpretive Data:

Positive Cutoff
Nicotine - 2 ng/mL
Cotinine - 5 ng/mL
3-OH-Cotinine - 50 ng/mL
Nornicotine - 2 ng/mL
Anabasine - 3 ng/mL

 

No Appointment Necessary
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