Lactic Acid, Arterial

Please note different specimen type for Summit View only. 

Test Code
Lactic Acid Arterial/LAA - NOCO

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL Plasma from Grey top NaF/KOx (tube must be completed filled)
SV: 1 mL Whole Blood from LiHep/NaHep

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Draw specimen and send to lab as soon as possible. 
Specimen does not need to be sent on ice. 
Specimen must reach the laboratory within 90 minutes of collection.

Specimen Stability
Plasma, NaF/KOx Ambient 90 minutes
Plasma, NaF/KOx - Separated Frozen 7 days
Whole Blood, NaHep/LiHep
(SV Only)
Ambient 90 minutes

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Reject gross hemolysis.
Reject if NaF/KOx specimen is not separated and frozen.

Oxidative Bichromatic Rate or Amperometric Lactate Oxidase Enzymatic

Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Report Available
Same day

Reference Range
Summit View
0.3 - 0.8 mmol/L

Courtesy Notification Limits (automatic call-back for first positive only, no notification needed for subsequent values): >4.0 mmol/L

0.5 - 1.7 mmol/L

Performing Laboratory
Banner Fort Collins Medical Center Laboratory
McKee Medical Center Laboratory
North Colorado Medical Center Laboratory
Summit View Laboratory
Sterling Regional Medical Center
East Morgan County Hospital

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.