Cotinine Screen, Oral Fluid

TEST: 770411
CPT: 80307 80302
Updated on 1/5/2017

Test Details


  • Cotinine Screen Only, Oral Fluid
  • Nicotine Metabolite


Monitor use of nicotine

Monitor use of nicotine


Immunoassay (IA)

Immunoassay (IA)

Specimen Requirements


Saliva, oral fluid in Quantisal™ device


1 mL saliva absorbed onto test pad then immersed in 3 mL of buffer (Quantisal™ collection device)

Minimum Volume

1 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


Quantisal™ oral fluid collection device

Patient Preparation

Clear mouth of any foreign material


An oral fluid specimen is collected by placing a cellulose pad affixed to a polypropylene stem (collector) under the tongue of an individual until a defined volume of saliva has saturated the cellulose pad. The defined volume taken up by the cellulose pad is indicated by coloration (blue) in a window on the stem (volume adequacy).

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature for transport to laboratory. Refrigerate if transport is delayed.

Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; any collection device other than Quantisal™ oral fluid device; no identification

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Chain-of-custody documentation is required for samples submitted for preëmployment, random employee testing, and forensic purposes. For other applications, use the standard request form. Please mark chain-of-custody test number on the test request form.


Order Code Order Code Name Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
770411 Nicotine Met, Oral Fluid 770412 Cotinine, Oral Fluid ng/mL 63044-2
770411 Nicotine Met, Oral Fluid 734589 Please Note: 77202-0

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