POC Lactate

NamePoint of Care Lactate
Tube TypeBlood Gas syringe
Reporting Unitsmmol/L
Reference Range0.6 – 2.5
Analytical Range0.1 – 31
AvailabilityNDDH (24/7)
Target turnaround time1 hour
Special requirements & notesExpel air bubbles
Remove needle
Patient preparationN/A
Volume required0.5 ml minimum
If delayed transport to lab, store:Send to laboratory immediately – notify lab
Factors affecting result interpretationImproper sample handling – air bubbles or clots in sample, delay in receipt

Unable to determine if the sample is haemolysed – may affect sample quality

Time limit for add on testN/A
Pathology disciplineBiochemistry
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Last updated: July 23, 2019