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Lactate (blood)

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


  • Fluoride oxalate (grey top)



Turnaround Time:

Within 24 hours


Evaluation of hypoxia/sepsis.

Samples must be received in the lab within 2 hours of venesection

Reference ranges:

Age range Reference ranges (mmol/L)
All ages/sexes 0.6 - 2.5

Results outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate disease. Similarly, results within the reference range do not preclude abnormality. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for discussion of individual patient results.


Other Comments:

For more information, please see the following: Lactate - Lab Tests Online