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.
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

Specimen cannot be shared. If multiple tests are ordered, separate specimens are required.

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



Compliance Category

Modified FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83605

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020516 Lactic Acid CSF 2520-5
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Aliases
  • CSF lactic acid
  • Lactate
Lactic Acid, CSF