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Test Code ZLAC Lactic Acid, CSF

Specimen Type

Cerebral Spinal Fluid

Container

CSF

Preferred Volume

4 mL

Availability

24/7

Turnaround Time

3 hours

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Usage

Lactate levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are increased in bacterial meningitis. Increased CSF levels also occur in hypocapnia, hydrocephalus, brain abscesses, cerebral ischemia and any clinical condition associated with reduced oxygenation of the brain and/or increased intracranial pressure.

Test Methodology

Spectrophotometric, kinetic

CPT Code

83605

Test Includes

quantitative determination of L-lactate in CSF

Reference Range

Test method analytical performance not validated for specimen type. No reference range available. The test result should be integrated into the clinical context for interpretation.

Critical Results

None

Test Limitations

Test method analytical performance not validated for specimen type. No reference range available. The test result should be integrated into the clinical context for interpretation.

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Fee Code

43526