Nicotine Blood Test

Tobacco, Nicotine & Metabolite Quantitative


Test Code: 071255
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Nicotine Blood Test

This test provides a measurement of Nicotine and its metabolites in the blood.  A blood test for Nicotine is typically more sensitive than a urine test and can be used to detect passive exposure such as through second-hand smoke. 

Nicotine testing can be ordered for a variety of reasons. 

  • As a screening to determine if a person has had recent first or second-hand exposure
  • To monitor compliance with a smoking cessation program
  • As part of an application for health or life insurance
  • As part of an employer-sponsored health initiative
  • To determine the level of exposure for someone who is experiencing symptoms associated with a Nicotine overdose

People who do not require the extra sensitivity of a blood test may also order a Nicotine Metabolite Urine screen

Please note: A negative result will report as "none detected" and will not have a quantitative (numerical) value.

 Turnaround for the Nicotine Blood test is typically 3-10 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The Nicotine Blood test has no fasting requirements.

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Nicotine Blood Test

Tobacco, Nicotine & Metabolite Quantitative


Test Code: 90642
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Nicotine Blood Test

This test is used to detect Nicotine and its primary metabolite cotinine in blood.  A blood test for Nicotine is typically more sensitive than a urine test and can be used to detect passive exposure such as through second-hand smoke. 

Nicotine testing can be ordered for a variety of reasons. 

  • As a screening to determine if a person has had recent first or second-hand exposure
  • To monitor compliance with a smoking cessation program
  • As part of an application for health or life insurance
  • As part of an employer-sponsored health initiative
  • To determine the level of exposure for someone who is experiencing symptoms associated with a Nicotine overdose

This test provides results for both Nicotine and Cotinine.  Nicotine is usually only detectable for a short time after use.  Cotinine is typically detectable for several days after tobacco use.

 

 Turnaround for the Nicotine Blood test is typically 3-10 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The Nicotine Blood test has no fasting requirements.

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