Test Update:
 
A message from Adam Morgan, M.D. (Laboratory Medical Director | SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison) ...
 
 
Lactic Acid Blood and Lactic Acid Blood Reflex - specimen type and stability change
Notification Date: April 26, 2022
Effective Date: April 26, 2022

Explanation: Specimen requirements and stability have changed due to new instrumentation.
 
Assay and Test ID
                INPATIENTS                      - St. Mary's Madison, Janesville, and St. Clare Hospitals
   Specimen type and stability
               OUTPATIENTS

     Specimen type and stability
Lactic Acid Blood LAB01515



Lactic Acid Blood Reflex to Repeat LAB11479
1 full Dark Green Lithium Heparin tube (No Gel), whole blood, unopened
  • Minimum half-full tube, 250 uL
  • Test within 30 min of collection
  • Stable 30 min at Room temp
Gray top Sodium Fluoride plasma - 500uL
  • Minimum half-full tube, 250 uL plasm
  • Centrifuge within 15 min of collection
  • Test within one hour or aliquot plasma
  • Separate from cells and transport refrigerated
  • Stability:   Primary tube - 1 hour;   Aliquot - 3 days refrigerated or frozen

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Adam Morgan M.D., Medical Director of Laboratory Services, at 608-258-6914, or Amy Little Soldier, Chemistry Technical Specialist, at 608-258-6910

Please communicate to colleagues and staff in your area accordingly.

Thank you,
Adam Morgan, M.D.
Laboratory Medical Director
Pathology, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Madison
700 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
Office: (608) 258-6914
 

 


Test Update:
 
A message from Adam Morgan, M.D. (Laboratory Medical Director | SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison) ...
 
 
Lactic Acid Blood and Lactic Acid Blood Reflex - specimen type and stability change
Notification Date: April 26, 2022
Effective Date: April 26, 2022

Explanation: Specimen requirements and stability have changed due to new instrumentation.
 
Assay and Test ID
                INPATIENTS                      - St. Mary's Madison, Janesville, and St. Clare Hospitals
   Specimen type and stability
               OUTPATIENTS

     Specimen type and stability
Lactic Acid Blood LAB01515



Lactic Acid Blood Reflex to Repeat LAB11479
1 full Dark Green Lithium Heparin tube (No Gel), whole blood, unopened
  • Minimum half-full tube, 250 uL
  • Test within 30 min of collection
  • Stable 30 min at Room temp
Gray top Sodium Fluoride plasma - 500uL
  • Minimum half-full tube, 250 uL plasm
  • Centrifuge within 15 min of collection
  • Test within one hour or aliquot plasma
  • Separate from cells and transport refrigerated
  • Stability:   Primary tube - 1 hour;   Aliquot - 3 days refrigerated or frozen

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Adam Morgan M.D., Medical Director of Laboratory Services, at 608-258-6914, or Amy Little Soldier, Chemistry Technical Specialist, at 608-258-6910

Please communicate to colleagues and staff in your area accordingly.

Thank you,
Adam Morgan, M.D.
Laboratory Medical Director
Pathology, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Madison
700 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
Office: (608) 258-6914