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Blood Test Information

Lactate
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 2.5ml

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Tube type: Fluoride

Reference range
0.5 - 2.5

Units
mmol/L

Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Measurement forms a critical part of the International Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundles (http://www.survivingsepsis.org/Bundles/Pages/default.aspx), however, analysis using a blood gas analyser at point of care is preferred where available.

Measurement of lactate has limited use in the differential diagnosis and management of acidosis: the cause is usually discernible from other measurements. Measurement as part of ischaemic lactate test is used in diagnosis of glycogen storage disorder Muscle Phosphorylase deficiency (McArdle's disease).

 
 

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