Lactic Acid
Label Mnemonic: LACTCSF
Epic Lab Code: LAB8395
Downtime Form: A-1a Critical Care/Special Care Nurseries Laboratory Requisition
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
CSF
Collection Medium:
CSF collection kit
Minimum:
0.5 mL
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection. If > 30 minutes, place on ice.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
10 minutes (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
Birth to 3 days: 1.1-6.7 mEq/L 3-10 days: 1.1-4.4 mEq/L > 10 days to 17 years: 1.1-2.8 mEq/L 18+ years: 1.1-2.4 mEq/L0
Comments:
References:
Tietz NW. Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests. 3rd edition. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Co, 1995, pp. 383-383. [pediatric reference ranges]

Burtis CA and Ashwood ER, eds. Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry. 3rd edition. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders, 1999, p. 1822 [adult reference range]
Methodology:
Ion Selective Electrode
CPT Code:
83605
 
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery