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Alias Names:Pyruvic Acid
Edit Date:6/11/2010
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)