Lab Test : Lactic Acid

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Alternate:Blood Lactate
Includes:Lactic acid
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:LA
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine; 3 hours; STAT 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Gray top microtainer
Temperature:Keep tube on ice and transport to laboratory within 15 minutes.
Rejection:Specimen not received on ice.
Normal:0.5-2.2 mEq/L
Uses:Evaluate metabolic acidosis, dehydration, complicated postperative state, ketoacidosis or nonketotic acidosis in diabetes mellitus; patients with infections.
Limitations:Gross hemolysis depresses results.
Method:Enzymatic two filter endpoint (NAD/NADH)
 

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