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Test Code SALI Salicylate, Plasma or Serum

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Chemistry

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Serum

Container/Tube:  Plain, red-top tube(s) or serum gel tube(s)

Volume:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (serum). Remove serum from cells within 4 hours of collection.

 

Alternate:

Plasma

Container/Tube:  Green-top (heparin) tube(s)

Not Acceptable: Grey-top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) tube, Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or Light blue-top (citrate) tube

Volume:  1 mL of heparinized plasma

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (plasma). Remove plasma from cells within 4 hours of collection.

Reference Values

2-20 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday