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Test ID BLOD1243 Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum

Useful For

Monitoring tobacco use in a clinical setting

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top (serum gel/SST are not acceptable)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information

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

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

2 to 4 days

Method Name

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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

80323

G0480 (if appropriate)

Reporting Name

Nicotine and Metabolites, S

Reference Values

NICOTINE

<3.0 ng/mL

 

COTININE

<3.0 ng/mL

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 US Food and Drug Administration.

Secondary ID

82509

Forms

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

Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
12859 Nicotine
12860 Cotinine