Lactate, CSF

Test ID LAB5227
EPIC Order LACTATE, CSF
CPT Code(s) 83605
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 31
Specimen Routine: 500 µL CSF in sterile screw-cap container or sterile syringe without additives; 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
Comments

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

Preservatives other than Lithium Heparin or Sodium Heparin are not acceptable.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 09, 2021

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