SALICYLATE

Mnemonic

SAL

Synonym

ASA - Aspirin

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Enzymatic

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Therapeutic Range

0-30 mg/dL

CPT Codes

80196

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:29 AM