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.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Days Test Performed
Daily, 24 hours
Soft Order Code
Lactic Acid, CSF
Lactate Spinal Fluid
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Collect spinal fluid and place in a sterile tube or container. Freeze.
1 mL CSF
0.5 mL CSF
This test has not been cleared nor approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.