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Order Code LA Lactate, Blood

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Collection Tube: Dark Green (no gel- sodium heparin) on wet ice

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Pedatric Volume: 200 uL


Specimen cannot be collected at clinics. Testing is for in-house specimens only.

Transport Requirements

 Keep specimen on wet ice and transport ASAP to laboratory.

Maximum Stability: 30 minutes on wet ice

Performing Laboratory

Ridgeview Medical Center Laboratory

Two Twelve Medical Center Laboratory

Sibley Medical Center

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday


Enzymatic Colorimetric With Lactate Oxidase and 4-Aminoantipyrine

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Reference Values

0.7-2.1 mmol/L

Critical Value (automatic call back): >4.0 mmol/L

Useful For

Used in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are characterized by increased amounts of lactate in body fluids.