Abbrev Code:SALI   
Order Code:LAB34Order Name:Salicylate Level
Methodology:Roche: NADH
Vista: Bichromatic endpoint
CPT Codes: 80179 x1, 80179 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel), St Johns/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA), St Johns/Woodwinds - 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.
Stability:2 weeks refrigerated; do not repeatedly freeze/thaw.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Roche-Ridges, Roche-UMMC East, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)


Critical Range:Vista and Roche: > 30 mg/dL
Toxic: Serum concentrations exceeding 600 μg/mL are usually lethal.
Grand Itasca: >50 mg/dL
Therapeutic Range:Roche: 3-10 mg/dL; anti-inflammatory: 15-30 mg/dL.
Vista: Less than 20 mg/dL; anti-inflammatory: 15-30 mg/dL
Grand Itasca: 15-30 mg/dL
St. Johns/Woodwinds: 2-25 mg/dL
Use:Evaluate suspected salicylate toxicity.

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