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  Lactic Acid Specimen Type:
  also known as Lactate

Spinal Fluid


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection Tubes
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
ADULTS only 10 22 mg/dL N/A
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 1 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Transport to the Laboratory immediately.
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): CSF - Fluid
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 1-2 hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-105
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Enzymatic Method
Special Instructions: Hillcrest: deliver all CSF specimens first to the microbiology laboratory. Microbiology will then direct the courier to specimen central receiving and processing (SCRAP) with the remaining specimens and request slips. Scrap will then direct the courier to cytology if appropriate.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A