Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Lactic Acid

Synonyms
Lactate

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
1 mL blood in a green
or gray top at LEAST half full


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

Methodology
Vitros Colorimetric

Ranges
All ages: 0.7 - 2.1 mmol/L

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