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Lactate Test

Also Known as: lactate csf test, csf lactate test
Lactate, CSF



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Description - This test examines the level of lactate, commonly referred to as lactic acid, in one’s blood. Red blood cells, which carry oxygen the lungs to various regions of the body, and muscle tissues both produce lactic acid. Lactic acid levels in blood are typically low. When oxygen levels drop, lactic acid levels rise.

Other Fluid - LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) Test

Includes Lactate,CSF & -1 other tests

₹ 500

Pleural Fluid - LDH (lactate Dehydrogenase) Test

Includes Lactate,CSF & -1 other tests

₹ 570

Liver Function Test (LFT) with LDH Profile

Includes Lactate,CSF & 6 other tests

₹ 850

Lactate, Plasma Test

Includes Lactate,CSF & -1 other tests

₹ 1050

Max VitB12 /Folate Deficiency Anemia Profile

Includes Lactate,CSF & -1 other tests

₹ 1500

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

A lactate test is a blood test that measures the level of lactate in your blood. Lactate is a substance that is produced when your body breaks down glucose for energy.

A lactate test is used to diagnose various diseases. The most common disease diagnosed with a lactate test is lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis is a condition that results when the body produces too much lactic acid.

There are a few different scenarios in which your doctor may recommend a lactate test.

  • If you have unexplained fatigue or muscle weakness, a lactate test can help determine if there is an underlying metabolic disorder.
  • If you have heart failure, a lactate test can be used to monitor your condition and see how well your treatment is working.
  • A lactate test may also be recommended if you have liver disease, as high levels of lactate in the blood can be a sign of liver damage.

Normal levels of lactate in the blood are 0.5 to 2 mmol/L. A level above 2 mmol/L is considered high and may indicate that you are not able to process lactate efficiently.

There are a few things you can do to lower your lactate test level.

  • First, make sure you are properly hydrated.
  • Second, warm up properly before exercise.
  • Third, avoid high-intensity exercise.
  • Fourth, use proper form when exercising.
  • Finally, cooled down properly after exercise.

Yes, it is safe to take a lactate test. Lactate testing is a common and safe method of measuring lactic acid in the blood.

First, avoid strenuous activity or exercise for at least 24 hours before the test. This will help to ensure that your results are not affected by recent physical activity.

It's also important to fast for at least 12 hours before the test. This means no food or drink, except water. Fasting ensures that your results are not affected by what you've eaten recently.

Yes, fasting is required for the Lactate Test. Fasting for 8-12 hours before the test ensures that there will be enough glucose in your blood for the test to measure.

Home sample collection is available for lactate test. One can opt for home collection while booking a test through Max Lab.

Lactate Test Normal Range Sample Male Female 
Plasma 4.5 - 19.8 mg/dl 4.5 - 19.8 mg/dl
CSF Age Normal Range
0 - 2 days 10-60  mg/dL
3 day - 10 days 10-40  mg/dL
> 10 days 10-25  mg/dL
Adult 10-22  mg/dL

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