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Order Name LACTATE
Test Number: 2003800
Revision Date 05/28/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Lactate
Colorimetric 2524-7 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.5) Plasma Sodium Floride (Gray) Refrigerated or Frozen
Instructions Patient should be at rest. Prechill tube; place on ice and deliver to chemistry immediately.
To transport, spin and separate within 30 minutes. Refrigerate or freeze.
Stability once plasma has been separated from the cells: Ambient N/A, Refrigerated 3 days, Frozen 3 days
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 1-2 days  
Clinical Use Useful for the monitoring and diagnosis of lactic acidosis and carbohydrate/muscle disorders. 
CPT Code(s) 83605
Lab Section Chemistry