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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Salicylate

Test Name

Salicylate

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type/Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top

Minimum Volume = 3 mL Blood

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Serum collected in red or gold top vacutainer (with or without gel separator). Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate samples from cells as soon as possible. Repeated freezing and thawing of samples should be avoided

Rejection Criteria: Gel separator, grossly hemolyzed and icteric samples, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable for 1 week at 2–8°C.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma/Stat and 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Antipyretic/Analgesic: 0.22-0.72 mmol/L

Anti-inflammatory: 1.09 - 2.00 mmol/L

Toxic: >2.20 mmol/L

Test Code

ASA

Methodology

Enzymatic / Spectrophotometric

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019