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Test Code SAL Salicylate( Aspirin) , Serum

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories



Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Plain, red-top tube(s) - Serum gel tube is not acceptable.

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Reference Values

Therapeutic:  15-30 mg/dL

Toxic:  >40 mg/dL

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Used for

Salicylates are used in the treatment of fever, analgesia and in the treatment of acute rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis and for inhibition of platelet aggregation in patients with CAD. When treating rheumatoid arthritis, salicylates reduce the inflammation in joint tissues. Salicylate levels are monitored to assess toxicity.


PDM # 5400125