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Test Catalog

Test ID: DLAC    
D-Lactate, Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma NaFl-KOx

Ordering Guidance

Urine is the preferred specimen for D-lactate determination, order DLAU / D-Lactate, Urine.

 

For determination of L-lactate (lactic acid), order LACS1 / Lactate, Plasma

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube: Sodium Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate Tube, 2 mL (T275)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge, aliquot plasma in plastic vial, and freeze immediately .

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.55 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Plasma NaFl-KOxFrozen (preferred)365 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days