Use to diagnose and monitor lactic acidosis in hypoxic and metabolic diseases.
Within 24 hours
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.
Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate). Collect blood without stasis. Collect on ice.
Immediately chill specimen; do not freeze whole blood. Centrifuge specimen within 15 minutes of collection. Transport 1 mL plasma. (Min: 0.2 mL)
EDTA, citrate, or iodoacetate as anticoagulants. Tubes less than half full.
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0020045||Lactic Acid, Plasma||2524-7|
- Lactic Acid Plasma
- Plasma Lactic Acid