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Test Code 8598 Lactic Acid, Whole Blood

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Enzymatic (Lactate Oxidase)
Literature Reference:

Reference manual: ABL 800 FLEX Series. Radiometer America, Bronshoj Denmark, 2009.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Sims-Portex blood gas syringe

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions: Draw arterial or venous heparinized whole blood.

Additional Information: Send capped syringe (no needle attached) to the laboratory.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday
Turnaround Time:
STAT: 15 minutes after receipt in laboratory
Routine: not available

Reference Values

0.7-2.2 mmol/L

Critical result (automatic call-back): ≥4.0 mmol/L

Literature Reference:

Tietz NW. Clinical guide to laboratory tests. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 1995;382-3.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Analyte Stability:

See Analyte Stability Chart in Special Instructions.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Core Lab. Deliver to the blood gas workstation immediately.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Special Instructions

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Lactic Acid, Whole Blood 32693-4