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NICOTINE SCREEN, URINE

Mnemonic

U M NIC

Includes

Cotinine (Nicotine metabolite)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine in sterile container

Preferred Volume

10 mL

Minimum Volume

4 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Test may not be performed if specimen volume is less than minimum.

Testing Information

Performed

Tue - Sat

Reported

72 hours

Method

Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectroscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

Approximate detection limits:
Nicotine: 1,000 ng/mL
Cotinine: 500 ng/mL

Nicotine and/or Cotinine Detected is consistent with using Tobacco or Nicotine containing product (e.g. gum or patch) in the last 5 days.

Nicotine and Cotinine NOT Detected is consistent with NOT using Tobacco or a Nicotine containing product in the last 5 days.

Comments

This test does NOT differentiate between Tobacco and Nicotine containing products.

CPT Codes

83887

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:28 AM


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