Tag: Lactic acid

  • Lactic acid (lactate)

    Lactic acid (lactate)

    Lactate is the ultimate form of the anaerobic breakdown of glucose. This reaction occurs when tissue lacking oxygen. Blood lactate therefore increases in all severe hypoxia. Lactate ions are used for gluconeogenesis. Any reduction of the latter (any abnormal glycogen storage) also increases blood lactate. Indications: • Search of lactic acidosis before metabolic acidosis, including…