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Lactate test

Ischaemia indicator

About the parameter

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In the face of anaerobic metabolism lactate is synthesized from pyruvate. Muscle tissue is the predominant source of lactate production.

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.



Sample material

Use 20 µl of plasma. Do not use serum!

Method / Measurement range

Colorimetric test. Photometric endpoint measurement of the absorbance at 546 nm wavelength.

Measurement Range:
0.1 – 15 mmol/l

Test duration

The test takes approximately 7.5 minutes.

Package insert

More details can be found in the package insert

Please note: All package inserts provided on this website are intended for information purposes only! Always process all tests, controls and calibrators strictly according to the package insert provided with the kit.

Appropriate instruments


Test evaluation

Find the evaluation study for the Eurolyser Lactate assay here: Eurolyser Lactate test evaluation

Additional information

Article numbers

VT 0220      Lactate VET test kit (containing 16 Tests)
VT 0221      Lactate VET test kit (containing 6 Tests)
VT 2200      Lactate VET control kit (decision level)

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