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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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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 years0.5-2.8 mmol/L
16 years and older1.2-2.6 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