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Test Code DLAC D-Lactate, Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Useful For

An adjunct to urine D-lactate (preferred), in the diagnosis of D-lactate acidosis

Testing Algorithm

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

Method Name

Enzymatic

Reporting Name

D-Lactate, P

Specimen Type

Plasma NaFl-KOx


Necessary Information


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



Specimen Required


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

0.55 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma NaFl-KOx Frozen (preferred) 365 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

Reference Values

0.0-0.25 mmol/L

Interpretation

Increased levels are consistent with D-lactic acidosis. However, because D-lactate is readily excreted, urine determinations are preferred.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Varies

Analytic Time

4 days

Specimen Retention Time

1 month

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83605

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
DLAC D-Lactate, P 14045-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8878 D-Lactate, P 14045-9