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Test Code LAB34 Salicylate, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

46472

Reporting Title

Salicylate

Methodology

Roche Diagnostics- RMH, GMC, DH, DMH, GMH, WECC, PMC, GCMH

Siemens Diagnostics- MGH,HMH, and OBL

Useful in therapeutic monitoring and overdose.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services- RMH, GMC, DH, DMH, MGH, GMH, HMH, OBL, WECC, PMC, GCMH Core Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Serum

Draw blood in a gold-top serum gel tube(s). (Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated.
Note:

1. A speckled-top serum gel tube (s) or a plain, red-top tube(s) is also acceptable.

2. Indicate serum on request form.

3. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

Alternate:

Plasma

Draw blood in a mint green-top (heparin) gel tube(s). (Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.) Spin down and send 1 mL of heparinized plasma refrigerated.

Note:  1. Indicate plasma on request form.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Refrigerated 14 days
  Ambient   
  Frozen   

OBL 7 days refrigerated

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate/Ambient OK/Frozen OK

Reference Values

Therapeutic:  10-20 mg/dL

Possible toxic:  >30 mg/dL

Critical value >30 mg/dL

Alerting category: Always called within 1 hour

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80196