Nicotine/cotinine screen, urine

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Nicotine/cotinine screen, urine-1185

  
Nicotine/cotinine screen, urine
  
1185
  
LAB1185
  
Ur Nicotine
  
Cotinine
NCS
Ur Nicotine
Tobacco
  
Urine, random
  
  
20 mL
  
10 mL
  

Submit entire specimen

  

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  

Refrigerated (preferred)

Ambient - 3 days

Frozen (OK)

  
MedTox Laboratories (8582): R-MX
  
Daily
  
3 - 4 days
  

Screen: Initial presumptive testing by Immunoassay (IA) at a testing threshold of 100 ng/mL

Confirmation: presumptive positives confirmed to limit of quantitation by definitive liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

  

See report

A combined total of urine nicotine and cotinine (nicotine metabolite) concentrations > 200 ng/mL indicates active use of a nicotine-containing product (tobacco or smoking cessation product). Urine concentrations < 200 ng/mL could be consistent with passive exposure to tobacco smoke.

  
80307
G0480 - LC/MS-MS confirmation (if appropriate)
  
Yes
  
  
03/29/2005
  
03/10/2021
  
05/11/2020