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Alias Names:3-hydroxycotinine / Anabasine / Cotinine / Nornicotine
Methodology:Liquid Chromatography / Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Edit Date:6/11/2010
Components:Nicotine / Cotinine / 3-OH-Cotinine / Nornicotin / Anabasine
Released:1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code:83887-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Urine in a clean, dry, plastic container.
Stability:10 days ambient, 10 days refrigerated, or 8 months frozen. Do not allow repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Standard Volume:5 mL urine.
Minimum Volume:2 mL urine.
Comments:The absence of expected drug(s) and/or drug metabolite(s) may indicate non-compliance, inappropriate timing of specimen collection relative to drug administration, poor drug absorption, diluted/adulterated urine, or limitations of testing. The concentration value must be greater than or equal to the cutoff to be reported as positive. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory.

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.
Rejection Criteria:Repeated freeze/thaw cycles.