Salicylate
Label Mnemonic: SAL
Epic Lab Code: LAB34
Downtime Form: A-1a Therapeutic Drug Assay Requisition
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Plasma Separator Tube 4.5 mL
Alternate Collection Media:
Call laboratory for additional acceptable specimen collection containers.
Minimum:
3 mL; light green top tube or ONE Microtainer®.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
Therapeutic <30 mg/dL Acute toxic >50 mg/dL Chronic toxicity may occur with levels <40 mg/dL. Critical value > 50 mg/dL.
Test Limitations:
Hemolysis: No significant interference up to an H index of 800.

Lipemia: No significant interference up to an L index of 200. Note there is poor correlation between turbidity and triglyceride concentration.

Icterus: No significant interference up to an I index of 23 (approximate conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin concentration: 23 mg/dL).
Methodology:
Colorimetric
CPT Code:
80329
 
See Additional Information:
Chemistry Critical Lab Values