Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzymatic Endpoint (NADH to NAD+ at 340nm)

Test Usage

To monitor proper dosage during salicylate therapy. To aid in the evaluation of patients with possible salicylate intoxication.

Reference Range *

Therapeutic: 2 - 29 mg/dL; Critical Value: >30 mg/dL; Lethal Level: >70 mg/dL.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

Soft Order Code
SAL
Synonyms
  • Aspirin
  • SAL
  • SALICYLATE
  • SALICYLATE LEVEL
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and refrigerate.

Alternate Specimen
Red top or Green top (sodium or lithium heparin)tube.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
80179
Fee Code
JA047
LOINC
4024-6
NY State Approved
No