Pathology Handbook

Lactate

Synonyms

-

Clinical Indications

In the investigation of metabolic disorders in children and in unexplained acidosis.

Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

On request.

Specific Criteria

None 

Patient Preparation

None

Turnaround Time

Same day

Specimen

Fluoride Oxalate (Grey Top) 

Volume

2 mL

Container

Vacutainer grey top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately.

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled or incorrectly labelled sample

Incorrect container
Not meeting specific criteria for analysis 
Delay in sample reaching laboratory

Reference Range

Less than 2.2 mmol/L