Lactic Acid, Other
Label Mnemonic: LACTCO
Epic Lab Code: LAB639
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
6240 RCP
Body Fluid (e.g., pleural, synovial, Other fluid (please specify))
Collection Medium:
Heparinized syringe or Green top tube (Na Heparin)
0.5 mL in Lithium/Sodium Heparin syringes or Sodium Heparin Vacutainer® tube
Rejection Criteria:
Specimens not processed and frozen asap.
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:
1 hour (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.
Enzymatic colorimetric
CPT Code:
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery