Home


COTU / NICOU-M
NICOTINE AND METABOLITES, RANDOM URINE

Test Code COTU / NICOU-M 
Test NICOTINE AND METABOLITES, RANDOM URINE 
Methodology Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) 
Description Useful for monitoring tobacco use and for monitoring replacement therapy to verify that it is adequate. 
Specimen 3 mL (minimum: 2.0 mL) from a random urine collection with no preservative. Send specimen refrigerated in a plastic, 13-mL urine tube. 
Reference Values NICOTINE:
< 2.0 ng/mL

COTININE:
< 5.0 ng/mL

ANABASINE:
< 2.0 ng/mL

NORNICOTINE:
< 2.0 ng/Ml 

Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 80323  
G0480 or  G0481 or G0482 or G0483, Drug test(s), definitive (Government payers, if appropriate), if indicated