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8878M
D-LACTATE, PLASMA

Test Code 8878M 
Test D-LACTATE, PLASMA 
Methodology Enzymatic 
Description D-lactate is a product of bacterial overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. It should not be confused with L-lactate which accumulates in some metabolic acidoses.
Useful for investigating D-lactate acidosis, described in patients with jejunoileal bypass and short-bowel syndrome. 
Specimen Draw blood in a grey-top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) tube. Spin down, separate, freeze 1.0 mL (minimum: 0.6 mL) of potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride plasma immediately in plastic vial, and send FROZEN on dry ice. 
Reference Values 0.00 - 0.25 mmol/L 
Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Varies; 2 times per week 
CPT Code(s) 83605