Test directory: Lactic Acid

Ordering Code462
Test NameLactic Acid
Preferred SpecimenPlasma
Preferred ContainerOxalate/Fluoride (Gray)
Other Specimen/ContainerNone
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Collection InstructionsDraw full tube
Do not leave tourniquet on for more than 30 seconds
Draw and immediately place Na-Fluoride/K Oxalate (Gray) tube on wet ice.
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge to separate, aliquot and refrigerate within 15 minutes of collection. Aliquot tube must be tightly capped.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 14 Days
Tube must remain tightly capped
Rejection CriteriaAmbient, Frozen, Grossly hemolyzed, Insufficient quantity,
Specimen older than stability limits, Uncentrifuged specimen not received on wet ice, Uncentrifuged or unaliquoted specimen > 2 hours old
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Lactic AcidALL0.5-2.20.5-2.2mEq/L