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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Lactate, Arterial

Test Name

Lactate, Arterial

Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = ABG Syringe

Minimum Volume = 1 mL Blood

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Whole blood samples collected in heparinized syringes or capillary tubes. Sample should be arterial. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Special Instructions Plastic syringe samples: Analyze as quickly as possible preferably within 30 minutes of collection at room temperature

Rejection Criteria: leaking Sample, Uncapped, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: stable on ice for 45Mins

Transportation: Send sample On Ice if sample will take more than 10min to reach Core Lab.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

30 Mins

Test Utilization

Reference Value

See report

Test Code



Amperometric, enzyme-based biosensor

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: September 30, 2019