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* LACTATE, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

Mnemonic

CSF LACT

Synonym

CSF Lactate - CSF Lactic Acid

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

CSF, one sterile container

Handling

CSF should be placed on wet ice immediately and brought to lab within 15 minutes for preparation and testing. Remove particulates by centrifugation. If specimen cannot be sent to laboratory within 24 hours, freeze at or below -20°C.

Preferred Volume

1.00 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C) or placed on wet ice.

Rejection Criteria

Specimens with blood contamination

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): Unacceptable; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Enzymatic, Colorimetric

Reference Values

Reference Values

Critical Values

For critical age related ranges see Chemistry Age Related Reference Ranges and Critical Values.

CPT Codes

83605

Last Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017 01:14:53 PM


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