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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: SAL
Clinical Information:
Salicylate is a common drug used for its analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Salicylate overdose can cause metabolic acidosis with a high anion gap, gastrointestinal and central nervous system disturbances, as well as encephalopathy and renal failure. Salicylate testing is used to evaluate toxicity.
Collection Devices:
Do not use separator gel.
Specimen Required:

Plasma: 2.0 mL

Stability 7 days refrigerated, 6 months frozen

Samples must be transferred to an aliquot tube and stored frozen if analysis will not be complete within 48 hours (#110-10-05 Serum / Plasma Separation Procedure & Transport)
Reference Values:
Therapeutic: mg/L 
 Analgesia: 20 - 150
 Anti-Inflammatory: 100 - 300
Toxic: > 500
(mg/L = μg/mL)
Stat or Routine
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