Sample type: Whole Blood
Test name: Lactate (Point of Care Testing)
Condition / Indication: Acidosis
Special precautions & notes: For evaluation of unexplained metabolic acidosis, analyse without delay. Whole blood lactate available on some Blood Gas analysers within the trust. Please see POCT website (link below) for further details and locations.
Reference range: 0.5 - 2.2 mmol/L arterial whole blood.
Container: Heparinised blood gas syringe
Ideal volume (mL): n/a
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Point of Care Testing
Turnaround time: n/a