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Test Code BLOD1243 Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: NICOS

Useful For

Monitoring tobacco use

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reference Values


<3.0 ng/mL



<3.0 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 8 a.m., Sunday; 4.p.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


G0480 (if appropriate)

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Serum gel tube

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)