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Test Code LAB1117 Lactic Acid, Venous, Plasma

Important Note

Specimen should be drawn without the use of a tourniquet. If a tourniquet is needed remove immediately after blood flow has started and continue with the collection following the order of draw.

Additional Codes

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

 

Methodology

Lactic Acid to Pyruvate

Specimen Requirements

 

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 without a tourniquet. if tourniquet is needed remove immediately after blood flow  has started and continue with the collection following the order of draw

2. Return to lab within 15 mins.

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