Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Lactic Acid Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that measures the amount of lactic acid in the blood.


Not known

Patient Preparation

the patient should not be on intravenous infusion that would affect the acid base balance.the patient should avoid exercise.

Sample Type


Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.5ml

Sample collection Container

grey top tube(sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate or sodium heparin)

Sample collection instructions

draw blood in grey tube and mix well by inversion"," centrifuge for 10 minutes and transfer the plasma to a labelled plastic transport tube.

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

>6years 4.8-25.7mg/dl

Results Turnaround

1-3days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

it is associated with the diagnosis of lactic acidosis