Lactic Acid (Lactate)

Test Code
LACID

Preferred Specimen
1 mL Plasma (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate)

Instructions
"Patient should be fasting and at complete rest. Collect blood without tourniquet, chill specimen and separate within 15 minutes.
Testing Frequency: 24/7"

Transport Container
GYT, Gray, Na Fluoride

Transport Temperature
ON ICE

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: Chill and separate cells within 15 minutes. Run immediately

Methodology
UV Oxidation Lactate to Pyruvate

Reference Range
"M Up to 90 Days 1 - 3.5 mmol/L
M Up to 2 Years 1 - 3.3 mmol/L
M Up to 18 Years 1 - 2.4 mmol/L
M Up to 199 Years 0.4 - 2 mmol/L
F Up to 90 Days 1 - 3.5 mmol/L
F Up to 2 Years 1 - 3.3 mmol/L
F Up to 18 Years 1 - 2.4 mmol/L
F Up to 199 Years 0.4 - 2 mmol/L"



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.