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Lactate, CSF


​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • ​Preferred Collection Container: Sterile screw top tubes supplied in Spinal Tap kit
​Collection Procedure
  • ​Send all samples to lab on ice
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 1 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • ​1 hour
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​24 hours a day
Testing Site​
  • RUH, SPH
Results Reporting​
  • Within 1 hour
  • ​Amperometric assay
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​CSF – LACF (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-156 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 |
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