Lactic Acid, CSF
0020516
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
LA-CF
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
  
Collect
CSF. Collect on ice.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate and ship supernatant. Centrifuge and separate to remove cellular material. Transport 0.5 mL CSF. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cellular material: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
 
 
AGE Reference Interval
Birth to 15 years 0.5-​2.8 mmol/L
16 years and older 1.2-​2.6 mmol/L
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83605
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020516Lactic Acid CSF2520-5
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Aliases
  • CSF lactic acid
  • Lactate