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Lactic acid, plasma

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB95

 

Synonyms: 

L-Lactate Lactate

Methodology: 

Enzymatic

Schedule: 

On request

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 mL Gray Top on Ice. CSF accepted also.
Pediatric volume: 0.2 mL.
Collection time required
Transport: Deliver to lab immediately on ice.

 

Notes: 

Can be done with Pyruvate on Perchloric Acid extract. Stable on ice for one hour,

otherwise plasma must be separated from cells within 15 minutes of draw time.

Reference Interval: 

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

Units

0 - 999 Years

Any

0.5-2.2

mmol/L

 

CPT Code(s): 

83605

Last Changed: 

6/28/2018 10:29 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 3:19 PM