Lactate, CSF

Test ID   LAB5227
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   83605
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   31
Specimen Routine: 500 µL CSF in screw-cap container;  See Important Comments
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Reference Range Normal: 1.1 - 2.4 mmol/L, effective 3/17/2003
  Critical: >5.5 mmol/L

Deliver immediately to Core Laboratory.  If transport will be >30 minutes, place specimen on ice.

Preservatives are not acceptable.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 11, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514