Newcastle Laboratories

Lactate, CSF

Clinical Background:

CSF lactate is useful in the investigation of neurological disease. 

CSF lactate is increased in bacterial meningitis and in conditions associated with reduced oxygenation of the brain and/or incre...

CSF lactate is useful in the investigation of neurological disease. 

CSF lactate is increased in bacterial meningitis and in conditions associated with reduced oxygenation of the brain and/or increased intracranial pressure.

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    CSF in Fluoride Oxalate container

    CSF in Fluoride Oxalate container

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    CSF in Fluoride Oxalate container

    CSF in Fluoride Oxalate container

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    0.5 mL 

    0.5 mL 

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    0.5 mL 

    0.5 mL 

  • Sample Stability:

    3 hours at room temperature

    24 hours at 4oC

    3 hours at room temperature

    24 hours at 4oC

  • Transport Requirements:

    Send the sample to the laboratory as soon as possible

    Send the sample to the laboratory as soon as possible

  • Reference Ranges:

    Neonate: 1.1 - 6.7 mmol/L

    3-10 days old: 1.1 - 4.4 mmol/L

    > 10 days old: 1.1 - 2.8 mmol/L

    Adult: 1.1 - 2.4 mmol/L

    Neonate: 1.1 - 6.7 mmol/L

    3-10 days old: 1.1 - 4.4 mmol/L

    > 10 days old: 1.1 - 2.8 mmol/L

    Adult: 1.1 - 2.4 mmol/L

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

  • Routine Email:

Availability:

All times

RVI Site Only.

Turn Around:

Urgent: within 1 hour
non-urgent: within 1 day

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