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Test Code SALI Salicylate, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Epic Code:  LAB34

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Chemistry

Reference Values

5.0-29.9 mg/dL

Critical value (automatic call-back): ≥30 mg/dL

 

Note: The therapeutic range varies.  It has been reported to be 5 to 10 mg/dl for anti-pyretic/analgesic conditions and 15 to 30 mg/dl for anti-inflammatory/rheumatic fever conditions. For diagnostic purposes, salicylate results should always be assessed in conjunction with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.

 

 

 

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Gold-top serum gel-Red-top
tube is also acceptable.
Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

 

Alternate

Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: Green top (heparin)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Serum*

Refrigerated

7 days

 

Ambient 

7 days

 

Frozen 

2 months

*Note: Heparinized plasma in gel separator tubes is less stable than serum and is only suitable for add-on testing up to 2 days following sample collection.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80329