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Lactate, whole blood

Item Value
Available Stat? Yes
Test code NLACT
Test group lactate
Performed by Parnassus Chemistry Laboratory
Mission Bay Hospital 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 Parnassus Chemistry at station #151 and Mission Bay Blood Gas Lab at station #21. 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 10 min
Last Updated 5/11/2017 4:43:28 PM
Entry Number 1216
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