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Lactic Acid, Body Fluid
0020504
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
LA-FL
Methodology
Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Peritoneal or synovial fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transport 1 mL Peritoneal or synovial fluid in an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens other than those listed. 
Remarks
Indicate source on test request form. 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
None established
Interpretive Data
Reference ranges for this assay have not been established for body fluid. Results should be interpreted in comparision to the lactic acid concentration in blood and in conjunction with clinical context.

Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020504Lactic Acid, Body Fluid14165-5
0097114SR Source31208-2
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Aliases
  • Lactate
  • Lactic Acid, BF