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Salicylate, Serum

Tube Type

Test ID LAB34
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   80329
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   STAT: 888; Routine: 30
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/royal blue top tube
  micro: 300 µL blood/red top bullet; see Comments for additional information
Unspun: 4 hours
Spun/separated, Room Temperature: 7 days
Spun/separated, Refrigerator: 7 days
Spun/separated, Frozen: 6 months
Availability 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time   STAT: 1 hour; Routine: 2 hours
Reference Range Therapeutic:
0.0-30.0 mg/dL
>30.0 mg/dL, related to time of ingestion
Comments Red Top Pediatric Tubes must NOT contain Serum Separator Gel
If extended-release tablets have been used, two levels should be used for patient assessment; the second level, collected 2-6 hours after the first, should not increase .

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on July 13, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

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