The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

D-lactate

D-lactate

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
ID Tests&Tubes0180
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: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Collection Con Minimum Volume: 0.3ml.
Instructions to lab: Centrifuge, separate and freeze serum within 1h of collection. Fluoride oxalate (grey-topped) tubes are not suitable.
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes <19 umol/L.
Interpretation will be provided on the report.
Telepath LGI superset LDLAC. SJUH superset JDLAC.