Feb 8, 2018




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Salicylate (HCSAL) Toxicology Lab Test

Name: Salicylate

Test Name: Salicylate

Health Link Test Code: HCSAL

LIS Test Code: SAL

CPT Code(s): 80307

Methodology: Enzymatic

Clinical Information:

Analgesic, antipyretic

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red top

Also Acceptable: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Collection Instructions:

Collect specimen 15 - 30 minutes prior to morning dose.

Collection Volume: 2 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL

Stability Refridgerated:

14 days

Stability Frozen:

6 months

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


Therapeutic: <30 mg/dL

Interpretation Type: Interpretive Guidelines

Critical Calls: yes

Additional Information:

Sodium azide greater than 5 mg/dL increases results.