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Test Code SAL Salicylate

Specimen Type

Serum

Container/Tube

Red Top

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be spun and
aliquoted
3. Transport refrigerated  (2 – 8C).

Turnaround Time

4 hours

Test Includes

N/A

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Test Usage

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

Critical Results

>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.

Fee Code

43288

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays.

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Available

CPT

80196

Method Name

Spectrophotometric

Reference Values

Adults: therapeutic: 10 – 20 mg/dL

Reject Due To

Whole blood/unspun samples greater than 6 hours will be
rejected.

Synonyms

N/A

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be received in
Laboratory Service Center
3. Transport room temperature (15 – 25C).

Additional Information

N/A

Included in Additional codes

N/A

Coverage Information

N/A

Stability: Room Temp

n/a

Stability: Refrigerated

2 weeks

Stability: Frozen

n/a