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Test Code LAB4460 Lactic Acid, Arterial, Whole Blood

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
LACTIC ACID, ART LAB4460 LAART

 

Methodology

Lactic Acid to Pyruvate

Specimen Requirements

Specimen should be drawn without using a tourniquet. Whole blood specimens must arrive at the testing laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.

 

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood, arterial

Specimen must be tested within 30 minutes of draw time.

 

Container/Tube:  Lithium heparin, blood gas syringe or a dark-green top (lithium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. For syringe, remove needle, express air bubbles, and cap with rubber stopper.

2. Do not centrifuge.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient 30 minutes/Refrigerate 30 minutes OK/Frozen NO

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

0.5-1.6 mmol/L

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83605

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry-

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

West Region: Fargo Hospital Lab