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Lactic Acid

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
LA ACHM1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Gray top (Sodium Fluoride Potassium Oxalate) tube
Collection Volume:
1.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen not received on ice.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Enzymatic, colorimetric method
Special Instructions:
Avoid the use of tourniquet if possible. Samples should remain on ice prior to analysis. Outpatient Lab Spin and Refrigerate. Test cannot be drawn at an off site that does not have a centrifuge to immediately process the sample.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range: 0.5-2.2 mmol/L
CPT Code:
83605
Synonyms:
Lactate