Lactate, Venous Blood or Arterial Blood

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: LACT/V; LACT/A
POE DESCRIPTION: LACTATE, VENOUS BLOOD; LACTATE, ARTERIAL BLOOD; LACTIC ACID, VENOUS BLOOD; LACTIC ACID, ARTERIAL BLOOD
CPT CODE: 83605
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME:

15 minutes

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver specimen immediately to the laboratory on ice.  Requisition must indicate source (i.e. venous or arterial) and time specimen is drawn. This test cannot be added onto an existing sample.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Heparinized syringeheparinized capillary tube, or green-top tube (venous only).

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Heparinized whole blood

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Needle attached to syringe, clotted sample, or air bubbles in sample.

MINIMUM VOLUME:

0.3 mL

REFERENCE RANGE:

Venous: 0.5-1.7 mmol/L; Arterial: 0.4-1.3 mmol/L

TEST SYNONYM(S):Blood Lactate; Lactate; Lactic Acid