LACTIC ACID, WHOLE BLOOD

Mnemonic

<b><span style='color:red'><u><b><span style='color:red'><u><b><span style='color:red'><u>LACTW</span></u></b></span></u></b></span></u></b>

Synonym

LACTATE, WHOLE BLOOD; WHOLE BLOOD LACTIC ACID

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: heparinized syringe. 5 mL lithium heparin non PST

Handling

Whole blood should be placed on ice immediately and brought to lab within 15 minutes for preparation and testing.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

One Ice

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens, specimens left on cells for more than 15 minutes.

Testing Information

Performed

7 Days a Week

Method

Gem 4000 Analyzer

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

0.5-1.6 mmol/L

Critical Values

>2.5 mmol/L

CPT Codes

83605

Last Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012 01:23:36 PM