Cotnine w/ Confirmation

Message
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Test Code
UCOTCF


Alias/See Also
Nicotine Metabolites


CPT Codes
80307

Includes
Initial screen: Nicotine and Metabolites If screen of drug class is positive, a confirmation of the drug class will be performed at an additional charge Confirmation includes the following analytes within their associated drug class:
Cotinine:
Nicotine,
Cotinine 


Preferred Specimen
20 mL Random


Minimum Volume
3 mL


Transport Container
Random urine collected in a sterile, leak-proof urine container


Transport Temperature
Refrigerated


Specimen Stability
Screen:
     Room Temperature: NA
     Refrigerated: 5 Days
     Frozen: NA
Confirmation:
     Room Temperature: 3 Days
     Refrigerated: 8 Days
    Frozen: NA


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Preserved samples


Methodology
Screen: Immunoassay (IA)
Confirmation: LC/MSMS

Setup Schedule
Screen: 24/7
Confirmation: M-F 1st Shift


Report Available
Screen: 1 Day
Confirmation: 3 Days


Clinical Significance
The management of patients use of controlled substances is an increasing focus of law enforcement to ensure that prescribed medications arent diveRoom Temperatureed, and is critical to the successful outcome of many pharmaco-therapies. Urine drug testing for the presence or absence of prescribed medications and illicit drugs is a strategy designed to help the treating physician monitor their patients for compliance with that physicians directive(s).


Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, Ohio 45439


Last Updated: May 26, 2022


The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.