LABF - Overview: Lactate, Body Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: LABF    
Lactate, Body Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aid in differentiating between bacterial and viral meningitis


Aid in identifying increased glycolysis or hypoxia associated with bacterial meningitis, cerebral infarction, cerebral arteriosclerosis, intracranial hemorrhage, hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, cerebral edema, epilepsy, and inborn errors of metabolism

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Photometric, Lactate Oxidase/Peroxidase (Vitros Dry Slide)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Lactate, BF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Lactate (L-Lactate)
Lactic Acid (L-Lactate)