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Test Code LAC Lactic Acid, Plasma

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
LAC

 

Methodology

Enzymatic

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Grey-top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of plasma

Collection Instructions: Fasting blood specimen without stasis. Chill immediately, centrifuge within 15 minutes, and separate plasma. Send specimen in plastic vial.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Frozen

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Available STAT

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83605

Reference Values

0.5-2.0 mmol/L

Critical values (automatic call-back): ≥4.0 mmol/L