Lactate


Test Information

Test Name

Lactate

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

Blood Gas Syringe (Hospital) / Fluoride (Community)

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLWHK; PLR; PLT


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Preparation

  • Hospital requests - refer to Test Reference Manual
  • Community requests - collect on ice, centrifuge within 15 mins of collection, send to lab ASAP

Processing Information

Registration Code

BGAS (Hospital) / LACT (Community)

Notes

  • URGENT REQUEST
  • Critical to separate within 15 mins of collection.
  • Stable at 2-8C for 7 days once separated

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Tauranga

Hospital request process inhouse Biochemistry. Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory.

- Whakatane

Hospital request process inhouse Biochemistry. Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory.

- Rotorua

Hospital request process inhouse Biochemistry. Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory.

- Taupo

Hospital request process inhouse Biochemistry. Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory.

Send Away Notes

Separate & freeze within 15 mins of collection. Stable at 2-8C for 7 days once separated

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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