Test Overview
Test Methodology

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

Test Usage

Determination of lactic acid is aid in diagnosis of patients acid/base status, and aid in septic patient protocol

Reference Range *

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

Test Limitations

Specimens must be free of clots and fibrin strands

Test Details
Analytic Time

Continuous, 24 hours

Soft Order Code
ELACV
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