Nicotine and Metabolite Quantitative 
Mnemonic NICOTINEQT
CPT 80323
Test Code 3551345
Synonyms Cotinine Quantitative, COTININEQT
Test Includes Nicotine and metabolite Cotinine quantitation
Specimen Serum
Volume 1.0 mL
Container SST or Red Top Tube
Special Instructions  
Specimen Prep  
Storage Refrigerate
Transport Temp Refrigerated
Stability Rm Temp Acceptable
Stability Refrig 14 days
Stability Frozen 14 days
Methodology Liquid Chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
Rejection Criteria   
Reference Value Nicotine levels greater than 2.0 ng/mL are indicative of active tobacco use; Cotinine leavels greater than 20.0 ng/mL are indicative of active tobacco use. 
Performed/TAT Monday - Friday   5-7 working days    
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