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Order Code LA Lactate, Blood

Useful For

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

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

Reference Values

0.7-2.1 mmol/L

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

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