Lactate (CSF)

Test investigation

Lactate (CSF)

Laboratory offering test

NNUH, QEH

Units

mmol/L

Sample type

CSF collected into fluoride oxalate tube (Grey top)

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

Within 4 hours/8 hours

Reference intervals

0 – 4 wk 0.9 – 2.5 mmol/L 4 wk – 1 yr 0.9 – 2.2 mmol/L 1 – 10 yr 1.0 – 2.1 mmol/L > 10 yr 1.2 – 2.7 mmol/L