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Salicylate
Test Code: SAL
Synonyms/Keywords
Acetylsalicylic Acid, Aspirin, ASA​
Useful For
Salicylates are a class of analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory drugs that include aspirin.  Salicylate measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of salicylate overdose and in monitoring salicylate levels to ensure appropriate therapy.  Salicylate overdose is responsible for many cases of accidental poisoning in children​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Serum Separator Tube (SST) Red Top Tube (RTT)​ 0.5 mL​ 0.2 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions
If using gel separator tubes (SST), serum needs to be removed from gel within 1 hour.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerate​ 2 hours​
Frozen​ 1 year​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Trinder Colorimetric Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours ​Modified Trinder Colorimetric Technique/Siemens Dimension​
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Trinder Colorimetric Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Trinder Colorimetric Technique/Siemens Dimension
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Emit* Tox,Rate Assay/Beckman AU
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites using Dimension

None Detected:   <4 mg/dL
Therapeutic: 4-29.9 mg/dL

​Marshfield ​None Detected: <2.5 mg/dL
Therapeutic: <=29.9 mg/dL
​ ​See Critical Value List for list of current critical values​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
80307 1​ Single Drug Class​
Synonyms/Keywords
Acetylsalicylic Acid, Aspirin, ASA​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity

​a. Salicylate

b. Salicylate (Aspirin)

c. Salicylate-Blood

​Cerner ​Salicylate Level
​COM ​Salicylate
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Serum Separator Tube (SST) Red Top Tube (RTT)​ 0.5 mL​ 0.2 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions
If using gel separator tubes (SST), serum needs to be removed from gel within 1 hour.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ Refrigerate​ 2 hours​
Frozen​ 1 year​
Useful For
Salicylates are a class of analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory drugs that include aspirin.  Salicylate measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of salicylate overdose and in monitoring salicylate levels to ensure appropriate therapy.  Salicylate overdose is responsible for many cases of accidental poisoning in children​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites using Dimension

None Detected:   <4 mg/dL
Therapeutic: 4-29.9 mg/dL

​Marshfield ​None Detected: <2.5 mg/dL
Therapeutic: <=29.9 mg/dL
​ ​See Critical Value List for list of current critical values​
For more information visit:
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Trinder Colorimetric Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours ​Modified Trinder Colorimetric Technique/Siemens Dimension​
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Trinder Colorimetric Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Modified Trinder Colorimetric Technique/Siemens Dimension
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Emit* Tox,Rate Assay/Beckman AU
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
80307 1​ Single Drug Class​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.