Lactate (Point of Care Testing)

Container: Heparinised blood gas syringe

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