Do not confuse with lactate. D-lactate is a product of bacterial metabolism. Indication for requesting: suspicion of bacterial overgrowth in patients with short bowel syndrome. Only requests from gastroenterology will be accepted. For any other indications requests must be discussed with the Duty Biochemist (Ext 26922, option 2).
|Tube||01 (SE) - Serum Gel|
|Additional Information||Serum gel or lithium heparin samples acceptable. Sample needs to be received in the lab within 1h of collection.|
|Turn Around||Turnaround time stated by Birmingham Children's Hospital: 5 days.|
|Send to||Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Birmingham Children's Hospital.)
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: email@example.com.|
|Collection Con||Instructions to lab: Centrifuge, separate and freeze serum within 1h of collection. Fluoride oxalate (grey-topped) tubes are not suitable.|
|Ref. Range Notes||<19 umol/L.
Interpretation will be provided on the report.
|Telepath||LGI superset LDLAC. SJUH superset JDLAC.|