Investigation : Lactate
Specimen type : Plasma
Spec container : Fluoride (K EDTA) 
Volume required : 4 ml
Reference range : 0.5 - 2.2 mmol/l
Turnaround : <24 hours

Transport to lab immediately. Samples must arrive in lab within 30 mins of sample collection.Please state clearly time of sample collection on request form.

N-acetylcysteine and the Acetaminophen metabolite N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (NAPQI) independently may cause falsely low results.
Venipuncture should be performed prior to the administration of Metamizole, as this drug may lead to falsely low results.

Additional information on Lactate and its clinical use can be found here: Lactate.

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