DLAC - Specimen: D-Lactate, Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: DLAC    
D-Lactate, Plasma  

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma NaFl-KOx

Necessary Information

For L-lactate (lactic acid), order LAA / Lactate, Plasma

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collection Container/Tube: Grey top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) (T275)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down and immediately freeze specimen.

Additional Information: For L-lactate (lactic acid), order LLA / Lactate, Plasma.

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

0.55 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

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