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Test Name

Lactic Acid, Plasma

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CPT Code(s)**

83605
**IMPORTANT: CPT Code is informational only; obtain the Test Code for ordering.

Methodology

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Reference Range(s)

0.4-1.8 mmol/L

Clinical Significance

Lactic acid is the endproduct of the anaerobic metabolism of glucose. The blood lactic acid concentration is affected by its production in muscle cells and erythrocytes and its rate of metabolism in the liver. During exercise, blood lactate can increase up to ten times of normal levels.

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

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