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Lactate, whole blood (NCPL only)

Item Value
Available Stat? Yes
Test code LACTWB
Test group lactate
Performed by Neonatal Clinical Physiology Laboratory
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Radiometer ABL 800
Collection Instructions Fill syringe completely, remove needle, expel all bubbles and cap. Send immediately to laboratory for testing. Samples may be sent via pneumatic tube to NCPL at station #916. Do not send on ice.
Container type ABG syringe containing 100U dry heparin
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type Heparinized whole blood (Blood gas syringe only)
Preferred volume 3 mL blood
Min. Volume 1 mL blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Samples submitted > 30 min. after collection. samples with needle attached, containing large bubbles, unlabeled, clotted or ,of insufficient volume.
Units mmol/L
Normal range 0.5-2.0 mmol/L
Critical value > 3.9 mmol/L
Synonyms Lactic acid
Turn around times Stat 15 min, routine 30 min.
Last Updated 6/13/2013 12:29:41 PM
Entry Number 1216
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