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Salicylate

Source Blood
Mnemonic SAL
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube. Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

Specimens collected in blue top sodium citrate tubes are unacceptable and will not be tested.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Collect specimen 0-60 minutes prior to next dose.

Specimen Handling Stats from PSC route directly to FMC.
Additional Information Record time of last dose on requisition.
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC, CCHC, SMCHC
Rural: BMSH, CLH, CMGH, HRH, OGH, SDHS, VCH
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) Acetylsalicylic Acid, ASA, Aspirin
Reference Interval

Therapeutic range: 0.70 - 1.80 (anti-inflammatory)

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