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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Lactate, Fluid

Test Name

Lactate, Fluid

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Orange cap container

Minimum Volume = 1 ml fluid

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect body fluid in red top vacutainer or sterile orange top container. Indicate specimen source in order comments or on requisition. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions Centrifuge to remove any cellular material.

Rejection Criteria Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable 14 days refrigerated and 30 days frozen.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab within 30mins of collection.

Required Documentation

Turn Around Time (TAT)

3 hours

Test Utilization


Reference Value

See Report

Test code



Amperometric, enzyme-based biosensor

Testing Location


Other Information