Nicotine and Metabolite, Serum/Plasma Test (3150SP)

Nicotine and Metabolite, Serum/Plasma Test (3150SP)

Analysis Code 3150SP 
Test Name Nicotine and Metabolite, Serum/Plasma 
Test Includes Cotinine; Nicotine 
Compound Synonym(s) Nicotine Metabolite 
Purpose Rule Out Use of Nicotine Products (i.e. Cigarettes, etc.); This test is New York State approved. 
Category Stimulant 
Method(s) High Performance Liquid Chromatography/
TandemMass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) 
Specimen Requirements 1 mL Serum or Plasma 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container NMS Labs has no experimental or literature-based data regarding the choice of specific specimen collection containers for this test. 
Special Handling Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 19 day(s)
Refrigerated: 19 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [LC-MS/MS] Tuesday Thursday / 3 days 
Suggested CPT Code 80323 
**Minimum Volume 0.4 mL 
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**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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