Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

COTININE, FORENSIC SCREEN W/CONFIRM. (URINE)
For contracted clients only

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
FCOT      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 80101.66         Geisinger Epic ID: 37738

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4 mL urine; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Must follow forensic collection protocol

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Must follow forensic processing protocol. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 14 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Deviation from chain of custody (consult with Toxicology Laboratory).

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Negative.
Screen cutoff concentration: 500 ng/mL.
CPT code(s):
80307
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Cotinine screen, specimen validity test. Positive screening results are automatically confirmed by a mass-spectrometry-based method at an additional charge.
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
Cotinine
Nicotine
Clinical significance:
Cotinine is present in human urine after exposure to or use of tobacco products.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/06/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Toxicology
Technical Lead: Michael Sneidman
Frequency: Monday-Friday, 2nd shift
Performed stat? No
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