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Lactate in Clinical Practice

Cassie Meitner, AAS, LVMT, University of Tennessee

Adesola Odunayo, DVM, MS, DACVECC, University of Tennessee

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

|January/February 2021|Peer Reviewed

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Lactate is primarily produced as a result of anaerobic metabolism. Lactate concentrations can be used to identify critically ill, at-risk patients and to assess severity of illness and response to therapy. This quiz guides clinicians on the use of lactate in practice.


For global readers, a calculator to convert laboratory values, dosages, and other measurements to SI units can be found here.

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