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Test ID BLOD0563 Lactic acid

AKA

LAC

Container Type

Potassium oxalate/sodium floride (grey)

Specimen type/Requirements

Plasma

Specimen Volume

Tube must be filled to black square-2mL

Minimum Volume

Tube must be filled to black square-2mL

Stability

2 hours ambient
2 days refrigerated
30 days frozen

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis→1000
Icterus→28
Lipemia→1000

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Instructions

A specimen collected from a fasting patient on bed rest is best.
Specimen should be placed on ice immediately after collection.
Centrifuge within 15 minutes.
Once the sample is spun, remove the plasma from the cells.
Specimen is stable for 48 hours after removed from the cells.
When using a 2mL collection tube, 2mL of blood is the minimum volume required.

Capillary specimen is not acceptable.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily (Monday-Sunday)

Methodology

Enzymatic

CPT

83605

Performing Lab

Chemistry Department Sanford Bismarck