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|Performed by||Parnassus & Mt. Zion Chemistry|
|In House Availability||Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week|
|Collection Instructions||Deliver sample immediately to laboratory for processing.|
|Container type||Gray top|
|Amount to Collect||1 mL blood|
|Sample type||Fluoride / oxalate whole blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL blood|
|Min. Volume||0.3 mL blood|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Serum, collected in non-Gray top tube, or received > 60 minutes after collection|
|Processing notes||Provide immediately to Chemistry at Parnassus or Mt Zion who will centrifuge and assay sample.
If specimen cannot be run at either site centrifuge immediately. Aliquot and freeze the plasma (-20C) immediately and send immediately to other site for testing
Adult reference range from Beckman's Lactate Information Sheet which references Tietz, N. W., Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 3rd Edition, Philadelphia, PA (1995). Adult range verified by testing 24 laboratory staff (July 2011).
Pediatric reference ranges adopted from Soldin, Steven J. Pediatric Reference Intervals (method 3), 6th edition, 2007.
|Critical value||> 3.9 mmol/L|
|Stability||Room temperature 2 hours.|
|Turn around times||1 hour|
|Last Updated||8/28/2013 12:15:47 PM|
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