LACTIC ACID

Synonyms: Lactate
Computer Code: LACT
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (gray top tube only). Transport Immediately or see Handling Instructions.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Centrifuge for 10 minutes, remove plasma, refrigerate. Transport specimen either at room temperature or on wet ice.
Reference Values: Venous: 0.40-2.00 MMOL/L Arterial: 0.50-1.60 MMOL/L Critical: >4.99 MMOL/L
Lab Code: CC
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 60 min
Stat TAT: 60 min
CPT Code(s): 83605
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII