Method Name



Salicylate, Salicylate Level

Specimen Required

one SST/gel tube

Specimen Minimum Volume

1.0 mL of blood

Specimen Stability Information

Centrifuged specimen stable for 5 days refrigerated.

Special Instructions

For therapeutic monitoring, the patient should be at a “steady state” concentration.

Performing Laboratory

As ordered. Turn around time is 4 hours.

Reference Values

Therapeutic: 3 – 20 mg/dL nToxic: > 30 mg/dL