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Salicylate (Aspirin) Serum Test

A Salicylate Test to detect Salicylate overdose, to help evaluate its severity and monitor its resolution; sometimes to monitor for an overdose if you regularly use prescription-strength salicylates.

Sample Report

Test Code: 007849

CPT Code: 80179

Also Known As: Aspirin; ASA; Acetylsalicylic Acid; Bismuth subsalicylate; Methyl salicylate; Sodium salicylate; Salsalate; Magnesium salicylate


Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

Specimen Type: Blood


No special preparation required.

Test Results:

2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


This is a blood test to check for salicylate intoxication, which is usually caused by an overdose of aspirin. This test is also used to check for the correct aspirin dose in people who are given high doses of aspirin to treat inflammation from arthritis.

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