A healthy result should fall into the range 600 - 2600 umol/L.

Formed from pyruvate in anaerobic or oxygen-starved (hypoxic) conditions to allow for ongoing production of ATP.

Lactic Acid result calculator

insert the value from you Lactic Acid test result.

What does it mean if your Lactic Acid result is too low?

Insignificant.

Additional Investigations:

If pyruvate also high see “Pyruvic Acid”

Treatment considerations:

If pyruvate also high – see “Pyruvic Acid”

What does it mean if your Lactic Acid result is too high?

  • Hypoxia and/or zinc deficiency
  • Metabolic stress (e.g. alcohol, toxic metal exposure, or anaemia)
  • Possibly insignificant when pyruvic acid is also high

Additional Investigations:

  • Iron Studies & Red Cell Zinc
  • Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile
  • FLDP

Treatment considerations:

  • If pyruvate NOT high:
    • Correct hypoxia
    • Remove metabolic stress
    • Correct anaemia
    • Zn, CoQ10, B2, B3


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