Cotinine Screen, Urine
Urine screening test for determining active exposure to nicotine and compliance with smoking-cessation programs. For determination of active or passive nicotine use, or for differentiation between nicotine replacement and tobacco use, Nicotine and Metabolites, Urine, Quantitative (0092356) is preferred.
New York DOH Approval Status
Transfer 4 mL urine with no additives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)
Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months
Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique
Cotinine is a metabolite of nicotine and may be detected up to seven days after nicotine exposure. The cutoff is set at 100 ng/mL to detect active exposure (smoking). This test will not distinguish between tobacco use and nicotine replacement therapy.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2007082||Cotinine, Urn, Screen||12293-7|
- Nicotine & Metabolites urine
- Nicotine Metabolite