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Test Code LACT Lactate, Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Chemistry

Specimen Requirements

Plasma

Container/Tube: Grey-top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) tube(s)

Not Acceptable: Serum

Volume:  1 mL of (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) plasma. Fill tube to "fill" line.

Transport Temperature:

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood without the use of a tourniquet.

2. Fill tube to the "fill" line. Smaller volumes may affect results.

3. Forward to lab promptly.

Note: Specimen must be spun down within 15 minutes of collection. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Reference Values

0.70-2.10 mmol/L

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday