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LACTIC ACID VENOUS (LA)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): LA
CPT Codes: 83605
Methodology: Enzymatic Hydrolysis
Reference Range: 0-150 yrs: 0.5 - 2.2 mEq/L
Tube Type: Grey top- Sodium fluoride
Specimen: Venous blood
Volume: 2 mL Whole blood
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL whole blood
Temperature: Transported to lab on ice
Stability: <3 days @ 2-8 degrees C; 6 months @ -20 degrees C
Reasons for Rejection: Gross hemolysis
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
Special Instructions: Deliver to lab on ice

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