Lactic Acid

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: LA ACHM1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Gray top (fluoride/heparin) tube

Collection Volume: 2.0 mL

Cause for rejection: Specimen not received on ice, specimen not delivered to lab within 2 hours of collection.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Enzymatic, colorimetric method

Special Instructions: Patient should not exercise 30 minutes prior to collection. Try to collect sample without using a tourniquet. If this is not possible, apply a tourniquet for no longer than 3 minutes. Do not instruct patient to "clench and unclench fist" to pump the vein. Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8417

TAT: 1 hour

Additional Info: Reference range: 0.5-2.2 mmol/L

CPT Code: 83605

Synonyms: Lactate

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