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Alias Names: Pyruvic Acid
Methodology: Enzymatic
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 84210-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: NOTE: Requires special handling. Collect one 4 mL lavender top (EDTA) tube or one 4 mL green top (heparin) tube.
Handling: IMMEDIATELY after blood is drawn, add 1 mL whole blood to a chilled collection tube containing 2 mL 8% (W/V) perchloric acid. Mix well for 30 seconds and place in an ice bath for 10 minutes. Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 1500 x g. Decant supernatant into a transport tube and freeze. If multiple tests are ordered, send separate specimen for this test.
Stability: Specimen stable 30 days refrigerated or 6 months frozen. Specimen unstable ambient.
Standard Volume: 2 mL supernatant.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL supernatant.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Do not use red top tube.
Rejection Criteria: Less than 1 mL blood added to collection tube.

0.030-0.107 mmol/L (venous blood)

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