New Lactate reagent
BioSystems is now offering a new reagent for Lactate (Acid Lactic) quantification in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid.
Lactate is an intermediary in the carbohydrates metabolism, which is generated in anaerobic conditions by acid fermentation of glucose. Blood lactate concentration is directly related to the availability of oxygen, and its measurement is important to detect and monitor lactic acidosis that can occur in several conditions such as cardiac arrest, shock of any etiology (septic, cardiogenic), severe anemia or monoxide carbon intoxication. A cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lactate test may be ordered, along with a blood lactate test, to help distinguish between viral and bacterial meningitis. BioSystems Lactate reagent is based on Lactate Oxidase/Peroxidase method, which is more convenient for random accesstype equipment because of its long stability on board and lack or crossed contamination. Different presentations are available: manual (50 mL; ref. 11736), Ax5 (100 mL; ref. 12736 & ASR (300 mL; ref. 21736). Controls and calibrators not included.