Lactic Acid

Method Name



Lactic Acid; Lactate, Lactic Acid

Specimen Required

one gray top tube

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.0 mL of blood

Specimen Stability Information

Centrifuge specimen within 15 minutes of collection, remove the plasma, and store refrigerated. Plasma must be tested within 24 hours of collection.

Special Instructions

Place the gray top tube on ice and deliver to the Laboratory immediately.

Performing Laboratory

As ordered. Turn around time is 4 hours.

Reference Values

0.4 – 2.0 mmol/L