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Test Code BLOD1276 D-Lactate, Plasma

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: DLAC

Useful For

An adjunct to urine D-lactate (preferred), in the diagnosis of D-lactate acidosis

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma NaFl-KOx

Necessary Information

For L-lactate (lactic acid), order LAA / Lactate, Plasma

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Grey top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) (T275)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down and immediately freeze specimen.

Additional Information: For L-lactate (lactic acid), order LLA / Lactate, Plasma.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.55 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma NaFl-KOx Frozen (preferred) 365 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values

0.0-0.25 mmol/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed


Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK



Method Name


Testing Algorithm

DLAU / D-Lactate, Urine is the preferred specimen for D-lactate determinations.