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Test Name: Lactate/Pyruvate Studies

Test Code(s): LPS / HCLPS

CPT Code(s): 84379, 83918, 82139, 82543

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Preferred: Red top
Also Acceptable: Lavender top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 4 mL
Pediatrics: 1 mL

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Volume Required: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.4 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to laboratory immediately.

Outreach Specimen Transport: Transport frozen specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) on dry ice.

Stability: Ambient: Not acceptable
Refrigerated: Not acceptable
Frozen: Acceptable


Interpretation

lactate pyruvate

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