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Epic Code LAB831 Nicotine Level, Blood

Test Name Alias

Cotinine | Tobacco Alkaloids | 4092

Interface Order Alias

10779

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): Red top (no additive) or Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 6.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 4.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 4.0 mL

Capillary collect ok? Yes

Microtainer acceptable?  Yes

 

Collection Instructions:

  • After collection, gently invert tube 8-10 times.
  • Red top is preferred tube.
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.
  • Green top is not acceptable

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Processed Specimen: Serum

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: Yes

 

Processing Instructions:

  • Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes and centrifuge within 2 hours.
  • Aliquot serum in plastic aliquot tube

Minimum serum volume: 2.0 mL

 

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 14 days

Refrigerate: 14 days

Frozen: 365 days

Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Test Frequency

Test is run on Tuesday and Friday

Usual TAT 1-7 days.

Reference Range

Cotinine Lvl
    <2 ng/mL

 

Nicotine Lvl
     <2 ng/mL

Performing Department

TOXICOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

 

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Spectrum Health Toxicology Laboratory. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The laboratory is regulated under CLIA as qualified to perform high-complexity testing. This test is used for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research.

 

CPT

80323-LAB-NICOTINE ASSAYG6055
HCPCS: G0480

CDM Code

4028872

Epic Test ID

1230100975

LOINC

Nicotine Lvl: 3853-9

Cotinine Lvl: 10365-5

Beaker LOINC

COTININE LEVEL: 10365-5
NICOTINE LEVEL: 3853-9

Mayo Access Code

SHO135

Reviewed Date

6/16/22

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: NICOTINE LVL
Beaker Display Name: Nicotine Level, Blood
BEAKER TEST NAME: NICOTINE
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Nicotine

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Collection and Specimen Handling

BEAKER COLLECTION: +(2)S/PO/R

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW TOXICOLOGY: RED TOP TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BW TOXICOLOGY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated