Reagents, Clinical Chemistry, Rapid Test, Whole Blood, Lactate, Strip
Definition : Clinical chemistry reagents intended to determine the level of lactate in a sample of whole blood in a short period of time, typically several minutes (i.e., rapid tests). These reagents are impregnated in one or more areas of a paper strip (reagent strip) that typically undergo a color change when reacted with specific substances. Increased levels of lactate in serum are found in hypoxic states (associated with decreased tissue oxygenation), as in shock, hypovolemia, and cardiac failure, and in metabolic states, usually in diseases such as neoplasias and diabetes mellitus.
Entry Terms : "Strip Test Reagents, Lactate" , "Lactate Determination Reagents, Rapid Test, Strip"
UMDC code : 18997