* LACTATE, CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
CSF Lactate - CSF Lactic Acid
Specimen Collection Requirements
CSF, one sterile container
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.
Refrigerated (2-8°C) or placed on wet ice.
Specimens with blood contamination
Ambient (20-25°C): Unacceptable; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month
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