Lactic Acid LAC

Method(s) Spectrophotometry
Synonym Lactate
Specimen Required
Collect One 6 mL gray (sodium fluoride & potassium oxalate) top tube.
Transport

0.5 mL plasma at 2-8ºC.

Remarks

TIME SENSITIVE. Collect specimen without tourniquet. Tube must be immediately placed on ice and transported to laboratory within 15 minutes of collection. If the blood cannot reach the laboratory where it will be assayed within 15 minutes, the blood should be centrifuged and the plasma removed. Place the labeled plasma sample and a cold refrigeration pack into a green biohazard bag for shipment. If a green biohazard bag is not available, a standard biohazard bag is sufficient.

Schedule Daily-24 hours per day
Billing Code 1010040
CPTCode 83605
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

0.4-2.0 mmol/L

No Appointment Necessary
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