Colorimetric Enzyme Assay
Lactic acid in CSF normally parallels blood levels. With alterations in the CNS, CSF lactic acid levels change independently of blood values. Unlike bacterial meningitis, viral meningitis lactic acid levels in CSF are not usually elevated.
No established reference range.
- LACTIC, CSF
- Lactate Spinal Fluid
Collect spinal fluid and place in a sterile tube or container. Freeze.
This test has not been cleared nor approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.