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Test Code LACT Lactic Acid, Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory/Madison Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Lactate Oxidase

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in a grey-top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) or dark green (sodium heparin) tube(s) and place on wet ice immediately. (Do not use a tourniquet.) Spin down within 15 min. of draw, separate, and send 2 mL (pediatric:  0.2 mL) of  plasma refrigerated.

Specimen Stability Information

 

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Plasma, potassium oxalate/NaF or sodium heparin

RT, spun

8 hrs
 

Refrigerated, spun

14 days

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Lipemia

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Icterus

Mild:

ok

Gross:

Reject

 

Reference Values

0.5-2.2 mmol/L (venous)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

83605

Secondary ID

HHA1284

LOINC Coding

Test name LOINC Code

Lactic Acid, Plasma

2524-7