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Common Use:
To assess for lactic acid acidosis related to poor organ perfusion and liver failure. May also be used to differentiate between lactic acid acidosis and ketoacidosis by evaluating blood glucose levels.

Plasma collected in a gray-top (sodium fluoride) or a green-top (lithium heparin) tube. Specimen should be transported tightly capped and in an ice slurry.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry/enzymatic analysis)

Conventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.111)
0–90 d3–32 mg/dL0.3–3.6 mmol/L
3–24 mo3–30 mg/dL0.3–3.3 mmol/L
2 yr–adult3–23 mg/dL0.3–2.6 mmol/L

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