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Lactic Acid Spinal Fluid

Order Name CSF LACTIC
Test Number: 3500650
Revision Date 10/28/2011
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Lactic Acid Spinal Fluid
2520-5 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 0.5 mL (0.1) CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Sterile Screwtop Container See Instructions
Instructions Patient should be informed, relaxed and properly positioned for lumbar puncture. Specimen must be on ice. Deliver to lab immediately.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 1-2 days  
Clinical Use Used to differentiate bacterial from other types of meningitis. Elevated in cerebral infarct, cerebral hemorrhage and hepatic encaphalopathy. 
CPT Code(s) 83605
Lab Section Chemistry