Lactate Spinal Fluid
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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.
Collect CSF and place in sterile tube or container.
Collect spinal fluid and place in a sterile tube or container. Freeze.