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Test Code LACTIC ACID LACTIC ACID

Order Code

LACT

Alt Test Name

L-Lactate, Lactate

Methodology

Colorimetric

Prefered Specimen Type

Grey Top (Sodium Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate) on ICE

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Plasma

Stability

Separated Plasma - Room Temperature ó 8 hours; Refrigerated ó 14 days

Routine Analytic Time

4 Hours

STAT Analytic Time

1 Hour

Department

Chemistry

LOINC Code

2524-7

CPT Code

83605

Special Patient Preparation

Draw lactate without the use of a tourniquet. Mix specimen well, place on ice and transport to lab immediately.