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Test Code CSFLAC LACTIC ACID, CSF

EPIC Code

LAB187

Methodology

Lactate to Pyruvate

Performing Laboratory

Jefferson Medical Center

Berkeley Medical Center

Specimen Requirements

 

Collect: CSF in a sterile vial

Stability:

Ambient: 4 hours

Refrigerated: 3 days

Frozen: 6 monthS

Required for Testing: 0.5 mL fluid

 

Reject Due To: Specimen contains excess red blood cells

Reference Values

0.6-2.2 mmol/L

Day(s) Test Set Up

Sunday-Saturday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83605