Lactic Acid, Other
Label Mnemonic: LACTCO
Epic Lab Code: LAB639
Downtime Form: A-1a Critical Care/Special Care Nurseries Laboratory Requisition
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
6240 RCP
Body Fluid (e.g., surgical drain, pericardial, peritoneal, peritoneal dialysis, pleural, or synovial)
Collection Medium:
Heparinized syringe or Green top tube (Na Heparin)
0.5 mL in Lithium/Sodium Heparin syringes or Sodium Heparin Vacutainer® tube
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:
No established reference range (see Test Limitations).
Test Limitations:
This test is not approved by the FDA for this sample type. Performance characteristics and reference range have not been verified. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings.
Ion Selective Electrode
CPT Code:
See also:
Lactate, Whole Blood
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery