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Lactate, Blood (Venous)

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UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Tube Type
green top tube heparinized syringe  
Test ID   LACV
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   83605
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   31
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/Green Top Tube or SafePICO syringe; See Comments
  micro: 0.5 mL in TB Syringe w/ Lyophilized Heparin (BG Kit)
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Reference Range Normal: 0.5 - 1.8 mmol/L, effective 3/17/2009
  Critical: >5.5 mmol/L
Comments Deliver immediately to Core Laboratory. Place specimen on ice if transport to Core Laboratory is anticipated to exceed 30 minutes.
Venous specimens should be obtained without the use of a tourniquet. Patients should not excercise their arm or clench their fist before or during collection.  Syringes with needles attached will not be accepted.  Syringes may be obtained from Central Distribution.

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