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Salicylate

Components

Name Method Department Units
Salicylate Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine mg/dL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 7 day(s)
Refrigerated - 7 day(s)
Frozen - 6 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Centrifuge within 4 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Collected in tube with gel separator
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross icterus
  • Gross lipemia
  • Contamination
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Note exact time of collection.

CPT Code

  • 80307