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Test Code BLOD0540 Salicylate, Serum

Useful For

Detecting and monitoring salicylate toxicity levels


Ferric Nitrate (Colorimetric)/Bichromatic End point

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Red top or gold top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Ambient 7 days
  Refrigerated 2 weeks
  Frozen 6 months


Reference Values

Therapeutic concentration: 2.8-20.0 mg/dL

Toxic concentration (automatic call-back): >30.0 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding