Early recognition of elevated lactate levels may hasten the detection of time-sensitive illness. Point-of-care testing can provide accurate, efficient, and timely lactate measurements with the potential to influence clinical decision making sooner.1,2
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1. Wardi, Gabriel et al. “Demystifying Lactate in the Emergency Department.” Annals of emergency medicine vol. 75,2 (2020): 287-298. doi:10.1016/j. annemergmed.2019.06.027
2. Ismail F, Mackay WG, Kerry A, Staines H, Rooney KD. The accuracy and timeliness of a Point Of Care lactate measurement in patients with Sepsis. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2015 Sep 17;23:68. doi: 10.1186/s13049-015-0151-x. Erratum in: Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2016;24:41. PMID: 26383239; PMCID: PMC4573294