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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
Body fluid. Collect on ice. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate and ship supernatant. Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transport 1 mL body fluid. (Min: 0.2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Indicate source on test request form. 
Stability
After separation from cellular material: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
None established
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
83605
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020504Lactic Acid, Body Fluid14165-5
0097114SR Source31208-2
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Aliases
  • Lactate
  • Lactic Acid, BF