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Test Catalogue

​Lactate, Fluid

Chemistry

​Ordering Recommendation

  • ​Fluid other than pleural fluid for lactate must be approved by the biochemist on call

​Specimen Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Pleural Fluid
  • Miscellaneous Fluids
​Container
​Collection Procedure
  • ​Prechill tube
  • Send all samples to lab on ice
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume:
    • 6.0 mL Full collection tube
    • 3.0 mL Full low dose balanced heparin syringe
  • Minimum Volume: 1.0 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.)
​Stability/Storage
  • ​1 hour
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
  • ​24 hours a day
Testing Site​
  • ​SPH, RUH
Results Reporting​
  • Within 1 hour
​Methodology
  • ​Amperometric assay
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​Pleural Fluid – LACPL
  • Miscellaneous Fluid, cleared-LAFNS (For Laboratory Use Only)

 

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-165 v1

Last Modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 |
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