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.
Patient Preparationthe patient should not be on intravenous infusion that would affect the acid base balance.the patient should avoid exercise.
Sample volume1ml with a minimum volume of 0.5ml
Sample collection Containergrey top tube(sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate or sodium heparin)
Sample collection instructionsdraw blood in grey tube and mix well by inversion"," centrifuge for 10 minutes and transfer the plasma to a labelled plastic transport tube.
Sample storageStore sample at room temperature
Reference range>6years 4.8-25.7mg/dl
Results Turnaround1-3days after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorsit is associated with the diagnosis of lactic acidosis