Nicotine and Cotinine, LC/MS/MS, Urine - (QUEST DIAGNOSTICS)
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.
Nicotine and Cotinine
No fasting required.
Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.
This test is used to detect active smoking, medical surveillance and smoking cessation programs. Cotinine is the major metabolite of nicotine and may be detected for as long as 7 days after exposure. Cutoff is set high to rule out passive inhalation.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Cotinine, Urine; Nicotine Metabolite.
Not intended for medical-legal use Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.