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Test Code SAL Salicylate Level

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

Red top

Preferred Volume

4 mL

Availability

24/7

Turnaround Time

3 hours

STAT Availability

Available

Test Usage

Salicylate measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of salicylate overdose and in monitoring salicylate levels to ensure appropriate therapy.

Test Methodology

spectrophotometric

CPT Code

80196

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Minimum Volume

2 mL

Reference Range

Adults: therapeutic: 10 – 20 mg/dL

Critical Results

Critical Value: >30 mg/dL

Test Limitations

Alpha-ketobutyric Acid: Positive interference at 50 mg/dL or greater.
In individual patients interference from bilirubin, hemoglobin and lipemia can be significant.

Test Includes

quantitative determination of total salicylate in serum

Fee Code

43288