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Test ID SALCA Salicylate, Serum

Useful For

Assessing toxicity


This test is not useful for assessing low-dose aspirin therapy

Method Name


Reporting Name

Salicylate, S

Specimen Type


Specimen Required


Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reference Values

Therapeutic: <30.0 mg/dL

Critical value: ≥50.0 mg/dL

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

Same day/1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SALCA Salicylate, S 4024-6


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SALCA Salicylate, S 4024-6

NY State Approved


Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.