Test Overview
Test Methodology

GEM 5000 - ion selective electrode, amperometry electrode, electrical conductivity, and optical absorbance

Test Usage

Lactate is used to aid in the diagnosis or patients acid/base status and septic patient protocol.

Reference Range *

Reference range may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

Specimen must be free of clots and fibrin strands

Test Details
Days Set Up
Continuous, 24 hours a day
Analytic Time

45 seconds

Soft Order Code
ELACA
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collected in heparinized syringe

Normal Volume
3 mL whole blood from syringe
Minimum Volume
150 uL whole blood from syringe
Rejection Criteria
Specimen older than 15 minutes, containing bubbles, having prolonged exposure to room air, and/or grossly hemolyzed
Billing
CPT Code
83605
LOINC
Lactate (2518-9)
NY State Approved
No