LACTIC ACID, PLASMA

Specimen Required
Patient should be fasting and at rest. Patient should not do any exercise of the arm or hand before or during collection. Draw the specimen without a tourniqet, or within 3 minutes of applying the tourniquet, but before releasing the tourniquet. Draw a gray sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate tube, and chill on ice immediately. Centrifuge specimen within 15 minutes of collection. Remove plasma and send 1.0 mL plasma (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Plasma from EDTA, citrate or iodoacetate anticoagulants

Methodology
Enzymatic

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
0.5-2.2 mmol/L

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeLACPL
CPT-4 Code (s)
83605
LOINC Codes
Lactic Acid, Plasma:   2524-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory