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Test Code LA LACTIC ACID LEVEL

Collection Instructions

Refer to Venipuncture Protocol

 

Collection Container

Grey Top Sodium Flouride vacutainer

 

Specimen Required/Volume

2.0 mL

Specimen Type

plasma

Turn-Around Guidelines

Daily upon arrival

Reference Values

0.4 – 2.0 mmol/L

 

Method

VITROS5600-Enzymatic/Spectrophotometric

CPT

83605

LOINC

2524-7

Special Handling

Once drawn, place grey top on wet ice and deliver to chemistry immediately.

Lab Techs: Separate and refrigerate Plasma immediately.