Hypoperfusion is the most common cause of lactic acidosis and hyperlactacidemia may be the only marker of tissue hypoperfusion.
Lactate; Plasma Lactate.
Patient should not be on any intravenous infusion that would affect the acid-base balance. Patient should be in a fasting and resting state (should not exercise). Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.