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lactic acid
Synonyms: Lactate 
Computer Code: LACT
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (gray top tube). Collect and place immediately on ice.
Transport Immediately or see Handling Instructions. 
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Centrifuge (in a refrigerated centrifuge, if available) for 10 minutes, remove plasma, freeze immediately. 
Reference Values: Venous: 0.40-2.00 MMOL/L Arterial: 0.50-1.60 MMOL/L Critical: >4.99 MMOL/L  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 60 min 
Stat TAT: 60 min 
CPT Code(s): 83605 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 20
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 07/25/2014
Time: 19:04:28 (24hr)