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ID:382 Lactate (CSF)
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DescriptionAn intermediate metabolite of carbohydrate metabolism
IndicationReduced flow of oxygen to the brain.
Additional InfoCan use to distinguish bacterial (>3.5) and viral meningitis (<3.5).
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationRaised in trauma, seizures, intra-cranial pressure, haemorrhage.

Ref. Range (Male)0.4 - 1.4
Ref. Range (Female)0.4 - 1.4
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsmmol/L


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Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : . Last edited on 04/11/2015 11:46:54. Published By S.Bennett on 04/11/2014 11:46:54.