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Lactic Acid Test

Lactic Acid Test

Lactic Acid is a test that determines the level of lactic acid -also called lactate in your blood. Higher-than- normal lactic acid levels can produce a condition called lactic acidosis. If it’s severe sufficient, it can disturb your body’s pH balance, which indicates the level of acid in your blood.

No special preparation is required for Lactic Acid test. Nevertheless you need to inform your doctor if you are on any medicines or have any prior medical conditions or allergies before undergoing this test. Your doctor depending on your state will give detailed instructions. On the day of the test, you may to have wear a T-shirt or short-sleeved shirt to let easier contact while drawing the blood

Lactic acidosis is a medical condition distinguished by the buildup of lactate (particularly L-lactate) in the body, which consequences in an excessively low pH in the bloodstream. It is a form of metabolic acidosis, in which too much acid collects due to a trouble with the body's metabolism of lactic acid. Lactic acidosis is typically the outcome of a fundamental acute or chronic medical condition, medication, or poisoning. Lactic Acid test is conducted to find out symptoms: muscle weakness rapid breathing vomiting sweating coma

Lactic Acid is a simple blood test. Your doctor will draw blood from a vein or artery using a needle. The blood is drawn out from the needle by a nozzle, stored in a vessel and sealed with your name this sample is saved in the research laboratory for examination. In exceptional cases, the doctor may take a sample of cerebrospinal fluid from the spinal column during a method called a spinal tap.

Gross hemolysis elevates plasma results. Intravenous injections, or infusions which modify acid-base balance, may cause alterations in lactate levels. Epinephrine and exercise elevate lactate, as may IV sodium bicarbonate, glucose, or hyperventilation. False-low values may be found with a high LD (LDH) value.
Gray-top (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate or sodium fluoride/sodium heparin) tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Lactic Acid
All age groups
4.5−19.8 mg/dL

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What is Lactic Acid Test?
Preparation for Lactic Acid Test
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Procedure for Lactic Acid Test
Limitations of Lactic Acid Test
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Normal values for Lactic Acid Test
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