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Test Code LAB1132 Salicylate, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
SALICYLATE LAB1132 SALIC

 

Methodology

Enzymatic/Colorimetric

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

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Spin down, separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of draw.

2. If plunger filters are used, immediate removal of plasma is indicated unless an air gap can be created between the device and specimen

Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. If extreme lipemia-use ultracentrifuged specimen.

3. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).


Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Spin down, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of draw.

2. If plunger filters are used, immediate removal of serum is indicated unless an air gap can be created between the device and specimen

Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. If extreme lipemia-use ultracentrifuged specimen.

3. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 5 days/Ambient 8 hours OK/Frozen OK

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

5-25 mg/dL

Note: Levels >30 are considered toxic, clinical toxicity may occur at lower levels.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80196

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry-

Central Region: St. Joseph's Medical Center Lab

East Region: Deer River Hospital Lab, Northern Pines Lab, Sandstone Hospital Lab, SMDC Clinical Lab, St. Mary's Hospital - Superior Lab, Virginia Hospital Lab

West Region: Fargo Hospital Lab, Fosston Hospital Lab, St. Mary's - Detroit Lakes Hospital Lab