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Test Code LAB1117 Lactic Acid, Venous, Plasma

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
LACTIC ACID, VEN LAB1117 LACID

 

Methodology

Lactic Acid to Pyruvate

Specimen Requirements

Specimen should be drawn without using a tourniquet.

 

Specimen Type: Plasma

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

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Information:

1. Draw a venous blood specimen.

2. Spin down, separate plasma from cells immediately.

 

 

 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Frozen 1 month/Refrigerate 5 days OK/Ambient NO

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

0.5-2.0 mmol/L

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83605

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry-

Central Region: St. Joseph's Medical Center Lab

East Region: Deer River Hospital Lab, SMDC Clinical Lab, St. Mary's Hospital - Superior Lab, Virginia Hospital Lab

West Region: Fargo Hospital Lab, Fosston Hospital Lab, St. Mary's - Detroit Lakes Hospital Lab