Lactic Acid, CSF
0020516
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
LA-CF
Methodology
Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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 Name
0020516Lactic Acid CSF
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Cross References
  • CSF lactic acid
  • Lactate