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Test Code SQ SALIC, EPIC LAB34 Salicylate, Plasma or Serum

Methodology

Enzymatic

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens: 
 
Preferred
Specimen Type:
Plasma
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Collection Instructions:

1. Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.
2. Label specimen as plasma.
 
Alternate
Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Serum gel
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Collection Instructions:

1. Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.
2. Label specimen as serum.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated OK

Reference Values

Therapeutic concentration: 3-30 mg/dL
Critical value (automatic call-back): ≥50 mg/dL

Specimen Requirements Additional Information

Specimen Stability:

Plasma or serum is stable refrigerated (2° C-8° C) for 14 days.

 

Reporting Title

Salicylate, Plasma

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80329

G6038 (if appropriate)