Salicylate

Keywords: Aspirin

Specimen:

5 mL blood in plain tube.

Method:

Spectrophotometry, immunoassay.

Therapeutic Interval:

1.0-2.5 mmol/L (140-350 mg/L).

Application:

Detection of overdose.

Only occasionally indicated for Therapeutic drug monitoring.

Interpretation:

Toxic range: > 3.6 mmol/L (> 500 mg/L).

Reference:

Kwong TC. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 1987; 25: 137-159.