Cotinine Screen, Oral Fluid

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

Test Details

Synonyms

  • Cotinine Screen Only, Oral Fluid
  • Nicotine Metabolite

Use

Monitor use of nicotine

Monitor use of nicotine

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)

Immunoassay (IA)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Saliva, oral fluid in Quantisal™ device

Volume

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.)

Container

Quantisal™ oral fluid collection device

Patient Preparation

Clear mouth of any foreign material

Collection

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.

LOINC® Map

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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