Changes in Reference Range for Adults for Lactic Acid, Whole Blood

Effective Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) critical care laboratory changed the adult (18+ years old) reference range for lactic acid, whole blood:

Test Epic # Previous range New Range
LACTIC ACID, WHOLE BLOOD LAB95 0.5-2.2 mEq/L 0.5-2.0 mEq/L

Reference ranges for lactic acid for pediatric patients (less than 18 years old) are not changing.

Questions should be directed to Matthew Krasowski, MD, PhD, medical director of the Clinical Chemistry (384-9380,