Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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SALICYLATES LEVEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3032         Geisinger Epic ID: 6362

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
3 mL green/yellow-top (plasma separator) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot of serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 2 weeks.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
5-30 mg/dL.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Above 40 mg/dL.
CPT code(s):
80179
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
Salicylic acid, ASA, Acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin, SALIC
Clinical significance:
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 coronary artery disease (CAD). When treating rheumatoid arthritis, salicylates reduce the inflammation in joint tissues. Salicylate levels are monitored to assess toxicity.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Anthony Cole    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical lead: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical lead: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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