Lactic Acid, Plasma
0020045
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
LA
Methodology
Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Patient should be fasting and at complete rest. Patient should avoid any exercise of the arm or hand before or during collection. Draw the specimen without the use of a tourniquet or within three minutes of applying the tourniquet, but before releasing the tourniquet.  
Collect
Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate). Collect blood without stasis. Collect on ice.  
Specimen Preparation
Immediately chill specimen; do not freeze whole blood. Centrifuge specimen within 15 minutes of collection. Transport 1 mL plasma. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
EDTA, citrate, or iodoacetate as anticoagulants. Tubes less than half full.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
20 years and older: 0.5-2.2 mmol/L  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83605
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020045Lactic Acid, Plasma2524-7
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Aliases
  • Lactate
  • Lactic Acid Plasma
  • Plasma Lactic Acid