LACTIC ACID, CSF

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
CSF should be placed on ice after collection. Centrifuge, separate supernatant and send 0.5 mL CSF (0.2 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Enzymatic

Stability
After separation from cellular material:
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
<=15 years:   0.5-2.8 mmol/L  
16 years and older:   1.2-2.6 mmol/L  

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-3 days
Test CodeCSFLA
CPT-4 Code (s)
83605
LOINC Codes
2520-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory