These patients can present with encephalopathy and/or seizures, and may have subtle cephalic and facial dysmorphisms similar to fetal alcohol syndrome together with anatomical brain abnormalities and typically have very high cerebrospinal fluid and plasma lactate levels with normal plasma lactate/pyruvate ratios of [less than or equal to]20.
What does L/P stand for?
L/P stands for Lactate/Pyruvate Ratio (biochemistry)
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Measurement of blood or plasma lactate, specifically the measurement of lactate/pyruvate ratios and subsequently excess lactate, became clinically important assays in the 1960s after these parameters were demonstrated to be of value in the evaluation and management of critically ill and injured patients.
Elevation of the lactate/pyruvate ratio is typically seen in cerebral ischaemia and mitochondrial dysfunction, and has been used to tailor therapy.
Long-term monitoring of CSF lactate levels and lactate/pyruvate ratios following subarachnoid haemorrhage.