Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Lactic Acid, whole blood

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
0.3 mL blood in a heparinized syringe or at least half filled 3 mL green or light green microtainer

No additional sample necessary if ordered with a blood gas

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
15-minutes

Methodology
Radiometer ABL

Ranges
0.7-2.1 mmol/L

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