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Test name Lactate, whole blood
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times Stat 10 min
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus Chemistry Laboratory
Mission Bay Hospital Laboratory
Normal range 0.5-2.0 mmol/L
Container type ABG syringe containing 100U dry heparin
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Collection Instructions Fill syringe completely, remove needle, expel all bubbles and cap. Send immediately to laboratory for testing. Samples may be sent via pneumatic tube to Parnassus Chemistry at station #151 and Mission Bay Blood Gas Lab at station #21. Do not send on ice.
Sample type Heparinized whole blood (Blood gas syringe only)

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667