Abbrev Code:SALI   
Order Code:LAB34Order Name:Salicylate Level
Methodology:Bichromatic end point
CPT Codes: 80179 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel), St Johns/St Joseph/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. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Stability:7 days at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Grand Itasca, St. John's, Woodwinds)


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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