Lactate

Lactate is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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Test/Range/Collection

Lactate , venous blood

0.5–2.0 meq/L [mmol/L]

4.5–18 mg/dL

Gray

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Collect on ice in gray-top tube containing fluoride to inhibit in vitro glycolysis and lactic acid production, and process within 15 minutes.

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