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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.

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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