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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Nicotine Metabolite Urine.
Code  Nicotine Metabolite Urine.
CPT Code  80307
Last Modified  4/26/2018 2:07:00 PM
Test Name  Nicotine Ur.
Synonyms  Nicoti, Metabo, Cotini, Urine
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Urine Random
Tube  Urine Container
Collection Volume  5.0 mL
Storage  Ambient, Refrigerated, or Frozen 14 Days
Routine TAT  
Days Test Performed  
Performed by BHS  None
See Availability  
Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  716555 Nicotine Metabolite, Urine
Clinical Use   Marker for active smoking; medical surveillance; smoking cessation programs Cotinine is the major metabolite of nicotine and may be detected for as long as seven days after exposure. Cutoff is set high to rule out passive inhalation.
Reference Range  Negative (cutoff = 0.3 μg/mL)
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Urine
Min Lab Testing Volume  1.1 mL
Special Handling  Not intended for medical-legal use.
Lab Notes  Cause for rejection: pH of sample less than 5
Methodology  IA - Immunoassay

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