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Test Code ZLAC Lactic Acid, CSF

Specimen Type

Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)

Container/Tube

Plastic Transport Tube

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Cerebrospinal fluid specimen obtained by clincal
procedures.
2. Aliquot specimen into transport tube and freeze.
2. Transport frozen on ice to laboratory.

Turnaround Time

4 hours

Test Includes

N/A

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

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.

Critical Results

None

Test Limitations

N/A

Fee Code

43526

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Avaliable

CPT

83605

Method Name

Colorimetric Assay

Reference Values

No reference range available. The test should be integrated
inot
the clinical context for interpretation.

Reject Due To

N/A

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Synonyms

N/A

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Cerebrospinal fluid specimen obtained by clincal
procedures.
2. CSF must be
received in the Laboratory
Service Center within 2 hours of collection.
3. Transport refrigerated (2 – 8C).

Additional Information

N/A

Stability: Room Temp

3 hours

Stability: Refrigerated

24 hours

Stability: Frozen

2 months