Lactic Acid Test
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Lactic Acid Blood Test - More Information
The lactic acid test, also known as a lactic acid blood test and a lactate test, measures the lactic acid blood level.
Lactic acid (lactate) is produced by the muscle during states of high energy demand, particularly as a product of glucose use during anaerobic metabolism. Lactate helps regenerate energy cycles and, during periods of intensive activity, lactic acid blood levels rise as much as ten times the normal amount as the body cannot process lactic acid fast enough. Lactic acid blood levels can also rise if the body is in a state of physiological stress for another reason. Lactate blood testing is sometimes performed to help evaluate one's acid-base status.
To get a lactate test near you, order online and get your blood drawn at the Quest Diagnostics lab that you selected. Once your lactic acid lab report is ready, it will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample lactate lab results, the lactic acid blood level will be reported as a number and can be compared against the reference range provided by the lab.
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