Salicylate, Serum

Tube Type

Test ID LAB34
EPIC Order
  SALICYLATE LEVEL
CPT Code(s)   80196
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   STAT: 888; Routine: 30
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/royal blue top tube or plain red top tube (no gel)
  micro: 300 µL blood/red top bullet; see Comments for additional information
Stability
Unspun: 4 hours
Spun/separated, Room Temperature: 7 days
Spun/separated, Refrigerator: 14 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 (2-10 mg/dL antipyretic/analgesic; 10-30 mg/dL anti-inflammatory
  Toxic:
>30.0 mg/dL, related to time of ingestion
Comments Red top 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 jcayless on January 06, 2022

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.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514