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Test Code SALI Salicylate

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Heparinized plasma

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 4 days, Refrigerated: 2 weeks, Frozen: 6
months

Methodology

Enzymatic

Reference Ranges

Antipyretic/analgesic: 3-10 mg/dL; anti-inflammatory/rheumatic
fever: 15-30 mg/dL
Critical: Outpatient: >30 mg/dL, Inpatient: >50 mg/L

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Test performed daily

CPT Code

80329

Units of Measure

mg/dL

Criticals Results

Outpatient: >30 mg/dL, Inpatient: >50 mg/L