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Measuring Nicotine Metabolites & Tobacco Alkaloids to Document Tobacco Use

Purpose:

To interpret results of a urine test for nicotine, nicotine metabolites and tobacco alkaloids.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

F17.2

Description:

Sometimes it is necessary to determine if a person is using a tobacco or nicotine-containing product. A common situation is a person who has insurance intended for nonsmokers.

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