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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Lactate (Lactic Acid, Blood Lactate)
CPT Code  83605
Last Modified  4/20/2021 8:02:00 AM
Test Name  LACTIC ACID (3083)
Patient Preparation  If possible, avoid tourniquet.
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Gray (Sodium Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate only), place tube in ice
Collection Volume  2.0 mL Gray
Storage  On ice, run ASAP. Separated: 2-8C - 14 days, -20C - 4 weeks (temperature range not defined)
Routine TAT  4 hours
STAT TAT  50 Minutes
Days Test Performed  Daily
Performed by BHS  All Hospitals
See Availability  All Shifts
Reference Lab  N/A
Reference Lab Code  
Clinical Use  Marker for tissue hypoperfusion.
Reference Range  Venous: 0.3 - 1.7 mEq/L Arterial: 0.5 - 1.6 mEq/L
Critical Value  Adult: >= 4.0 mEq/L; Pediatric/Neonate: >= 3.0 mEq/L
Component  Lactate, Venous
Reference Range  0.3 - 1.7 meq/L
Critical Value  
Component  Lactate, Arterial
Reference Range  0.5-1.6 meq/L
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Plasma
Min Lab Testing Volume  0.5 mL (0.2 mL)
Special Handling  Separate plasma from cells within 15 minutes of collection and keep on ice until analysis.
Lab Notes  
Methodology  Enzymatic
Limitations  Avoid hemolysis

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