Lactate blood test is done to measure levels of lactic acid in body. Lactic acid is produced from decomposition of carbohydrate, which under normal condition, breaks down to form water and carbon dioxide. However, under strenuous condition, when the body has lower levels of oxygen, carbohydrate breaks down to generate energy and in the process produces Lactic acid.
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Just after vigorous exercising, every individual normally has slightly higher levels of Lactic acid. This is quite normal and certainly settles down after a while. However, apart from this, higher levels of lactic acid suggests several health disorders, such as a dysfunctional liver. Severe infections or shock can also lead to raised levels of Lactic acid. Elevated levels of lactic acid may sometime prove fatal. Therefore, regular monitoring is vital to avoid consequences.
Nausea and vomiting are experienced by individuals with high lactic acid levels. Besides, heavy breathing, excessive sweating, cold hand and feet, abdominal pain etc.,are few of the other symptoms that may arise due to wrong levels of lactic acid content in body. So, people who experience these, need to visit a doctor for a Plasma lactate test.
Administering this blood test is simple and involves blood collection through a venipuncture. Fasting for around 8 hours prior to the test is mandatory. Individuals should not eat or drink anything before the procedure to guarantee accurate results.
As already mentioned, exercising leads to lactic acid elevation; therefore, do not exercise or involve in any sort of physical activities before getting yourself tested. Failing to do so, may land you to an erroneous result, and you may have to undergo the entire procedure all over again.
In addition, some medicines may also bring about abnormal levels of the acid in body. Therefore, discussing your medicines and supplements with your doctor is essential for the accuracy of procedure.