Eurolyser introduces its new Lactate assay for solo point-of-care instruments
In the face of anaerobic metabolism lactate is synthesized from pyruvate. Muscle tissue is the predominant source of lactate production. Blood circulation transports lactate to the heart, kidney and liver, where it is metabolized. Therefore, the lactate level in blood is an indicator of the balance between lactate production and its use by the body
Why measure Lactate?
Increased lactate concentration is a sensitive indication for a significant metabolic disturbance. Possible reasons are hypoxia and hypoperfusion. Diseases associated with increased lactate concentration are i.e. hypovolemic shock, local hypoperfusion (i.e. intestinal ischaemia in the face of ileus, aortic-thromboembolism), hypoxia, anaemia, or sepsis. In racehorses lactate is used to either check performance ability or i.e. exclude latent myopathy.
Applications in diagnostics
Considering the applications discussed above, the Eurolyser Lactate assay is anticipated to be of particular interest for veterinary physicians who regularly work with potentially diseased animals, especially racehorses or -dogs.
Method / Measurement Range
The Eurolyser Lactate assay is a colorimetric test for measuring lactate in plasma. The absorbance is measured at a wavelength of 546 nm.
Measurement range: 0.1 – 15 mmol/l
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