Nicotine & Cotinine, Urine

CPT Code(s)

80323

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Reference Range(s)

Nicotine

Smokers 200-700 ng/mL
Nonsmokers ≤17 ng/mL


Cotinine

Smokers 300-1300 ng/mL
Nonsmokers ≤20 ng/mL

Clinical Significance

This assay is used for the detection of nicotine and cotinine in urine to determine the tobacco exposure status of the individual. Nicotine has a short half-life of approximately forty minutes; Its presence may indicate recent tobacco exposure. Cotinine, the major nicotine metabolite, has a half-life of 24 hours and is detectable for several days after cessation of tobacco exposure.

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Quest test code 90646

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