Children's Mercy Kansas City
Name
Lactic Acid

Synonyms
Lactate

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
1 mL blood in Sodium Heparin green
or gray top at LEAST half full (3 mL minimum)


Availability
STAT, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
STAT: 1 hour
Routine: 2-4 hrs

Special Instructions
Gray tubes obtained from Lab

Deliver on ice IMMEDIATELY to the Lab

Processing Instructions
Specimens not placed on ice MUST be spun within 15-minutes of collection.

Specimens placed on ice MUST be spun within 1-hour of collection.

Separate and freeze plasma if not tested immediately.

Methodology
Vitros Colorimetric

Ranges
All ages: 0.7 - 2.1 mmol/L

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