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LACTIC ACID, CSF

Order Name LAC-CSF
Athena Orderable:
Lactic Acid - CSF [amgw]
Revision Date 09/04/2020
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
LACTIC ACID, CSF
2520-5 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 0.5 mL (0.1 mL) CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Sterile Screwtop Container Frozen
Instructions
RML test code: 3500650
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FREEZE ASAP (<60 minutes from collection)
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Daily at Reference facility  
Expected TAT 1-2 days  
Clinical Use Used to differentiate bacterial from other types of meningitis. Elevated in cerebral infarct, cerebral hemorrhage and hepatic encaphalopathy. 
Test Aliases L-Lactate, CSF
Lactate, CSF
CPT Code(s) 83605
Lab Section Reference Lab