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Test Code NCSRY Nicotine Survey, Serum

Useful For

Monitoring tobacco use

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
NICOS Nicotine and Metabolites, S Yes Yes

Method Name

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

Reporting Name

Nicotine Survey, S

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Necessary Information


Knowledge of time elapsed between last use and specimen collection is important for interpretation of test results.



Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 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 Sunday; Varies

Analytic Time

7 days

Specimen Retention Time

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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.

CPT Code Information

80323

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
NCSRY Nicotine Survey, S In Process

 

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