Lactic Acid, Body Fluid

Abbrev Code:FLACTP   
Order Code:LAB3474Order Name:Lactic Acid Fluid
Synonyms:Lactate, Body Fluid; FLACTP
Methodology:Lactate electrode
CPT Codes: 83605 x1, 83605 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate type of specimen on the request form.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body Fluid
Optimal Volume:0.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.1 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel)
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile, Green (lithium heparin, no gel) on ICE, Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel)
Collection Instructions:All specimens should be on ice. Deliver to laboratory immediately.
Causes for Rejection:Moderate hemolysis or very viscous specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Analyze as soon as possible (ideally within 15 minutes). If transport is required, aliquot 0.2 mL, 0.1 mL minimum and store on ice up to 24 hours; otherwise freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Roche: To be determined by M Health Fairview.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC East Bank)


Reference Range:No reference ranges have been established. This result should be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical condition and compared to simultaneous measurement in the patient's blood.

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