A study in Anesthesia & Analgesia tell us how lactate from arterial and central lines are interchangeable. Who would’ve thought? Anyhow, I’m holding on to the reference for the next time I am having that whacky argument.
Are Central Venous Lactate and Arterial Lactate Interchangeable? A Human Retrospective Study. Réminiac F, Saint-Etienne C, Runge I, Ayé DY, Benzekri-Lefevre D, Mathonnet A, Boulain T. Anesth Analg. 2012 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print]