|Downtime form:||A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery|
|Gray top tube 6 mL (Na Fluoride)|
Urine is the preferred specimen to determine D-lactate.
Plasma D-Lactate is a product of bacterial overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. It should not be confused with L-Lactate which accumulates in some metabolic acidosis.
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery