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Epic Test Name LACTATE (LACTIC ACID)
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Specimen Requirements 
Container Gray collection tube on ice, Na-fluoride / K-oxalate and Na-fluoride/Na-Heparin.
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 2 mL; Neonates - 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions Place specimen on ice after collection. Send to lab immediately.
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria Hemolysis, lipemia, specimen not received on ice, serum (Red Top)
Methodology Enzymatic Colormetric
Reference Range 0.5 - 2.2 mmol/L
CPT Code(s) 83605
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeSTAT 1 hr; Routine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday-Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Updated/Reviewed 09/25/2017


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