Salicylate


Sunquest Code:SALI  
Epic Code:LAB34Epic Name:Salicylate Level
Synonyms:Aspirin
Methodology:Bichromatic end point
CPT Code:80329
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is 1-3 hours after an oral dose. Peak serum levels are attained in 20-30 minutes.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Toxic: Greater than 30 mg/dL
GICH: Greater than 50.0 mg/dL
Therapeutic Range:Less than 20 mg/dL; anti-inflammatory agent 15-30 mg/dL
GICH: 15-30 mg/dL
Use:Evaluate suspected salicylate toxicity.


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