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Lactate Plasma

eD-H Order Code


Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Blood 0.1 ML On icedeliver immed

Specimen Transport Temperature

On Ice, Send to laboratory immediately.

Specimen Stability

Sample must be received in laboratory within 15 minutes of

Chemistry Blood and Urine Analyte Stability Chart

Additional Specimen Instructions

Specimen should be drawn without using a tourniquet into a chilled gray top tube. If tourniquet must be used to locate a vein, 1-2 minutes must elapse after release of tourniquet before blood is collected.
Specimen should be mixed (4-5 times), placed on ice, and sent to the lab immediately. Specimen must be centrifuged within 15 minutes of collection, separate plasma and refrigerate.

Reference Ranges / Critical Values

Assay Gender Age Range Normal Range Critical Values Units
Lactic Acid Lvl All 0 Minutes – 150 Years 0.5 -2.2 >3.9 mMol/L

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; continuously

Performing Lab Section