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Test Code LACTATE Lactic Acid (Lactate), Plasma

Additional Codes

Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) Orderable:   Lactate, Blood

AllScripts (AEHR) Orderable:  Lactic Acid, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories



Reference Values

0.7-2.0 mmol/L

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Specimen Requirements

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

Specimen: 1 mL plasma ( 0.8 mL min) (No Serum)

Transport Temperature: Frozen plasma


Collection: Specimen should be centrifuged as soon a possible after collection for best results. Once separated plasma is stable for 8 hours at 15 - 25° C or 14 days at 2 - 8° C. If blood is not centrifuged lactic acid is only stable for 4 hours.


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday, Continuously

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5300355