Plasma Lactate

Description: 
Enzymatic analysis utilising lactate dehydrogenase with spectrophotometric detection
Clinical details: 
Indicated for the investigation lactic acidosis which may be a presenting feature of a number of inborn errors of metabolism.
For the confirmation of raised latate from blood gas analysis.
Reference range: 

0.5 – 2.2 mmol/L

Synonyms or keywords: 
Lactate, Matabolic
Units: 
mmol/L
Sample type and Volume required: 
Plasma (fluoride oxalate)
Turnaround time: 
1 week
Storage and transport: 
Supernatant must be stored frozen
Contacts:
Blood Sciences Department-Guy's And St Thomas' Hospital
Result Query: 020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Contact: 020 7188 9247

Guy's Hospital
Southwark Wing - 4th Floor
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Contact: 020 7188 4781
Automated Chemistry Laboratory at Guy's and St Thomas' Clinical Advisory Service
Monday – Friday, 09:00-17:00 h: 07738897061
Out of hours, weekends & bank holidays: find details on Rotawatch on Trust intranet GTi, or contact via GSTT switchboard.
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 15/11/2018