Pyruvic Acid PYRUV

Method(s) Quantitative Enzymatic
Specimen Required
Collect

Green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube. Immediately after blood is drawn, add exactly 1 mL whole blood to a chilled pyruvate collection tube containing perchloric acid. Pyruvate collection tubes may be obtained by calling Customer Service at 315-461-3008. Collect Monday - Friday Only. Mix well for 30 seconds then place in an ice bath for 10 minutes. Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 1500 x g. Decant 2 mL supernatant into a standard transport tube and freeze.

Transport 2 mL supernatant, frozen. (Min: 1 mL) CRITICAL FROZEN.
Remarks

Patient should be fasting and at complete rest. Patient should avoid any exercise of the arm or hand before or during collection. Draw the specimen without the use of a tourniquet or within three minutes of applying the tourniquet, but before releasing the tourniquet.

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 4 weeks

Unacceptable Conditions If less than 1 mL of blood is added to collection tube, pH of the supernatant will be too low for testing to be performed.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010825
CPTCode 84210
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

0.030-0.107 mmol/L (venous blood)

No Appointment Necessary
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