D-Lactate
Label Mnemonic: D-LAC
Epic Lab Code: LAB3017
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Gray top tube 6 mL (Na Fluoride)
Minimum:
1.0 mL
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1 week upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
0.0-0.25 mmol/L
Interpretive Data:
Increased levels are consistent with D-lactic acidosis. However, because D-lactate is readily excreted, urine determinations are preferred.
Comments:
Cautions:
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.
Methodology:
Enzymatic
CPT Code:
83605
 
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery