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Pyruvic Acid (Pyruvate), Blood (765Z)

Methodology

Enzymatic


Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Chantilly


Epic ID

LAB01046

Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Standard TAT

2-5 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 mL Whole Blood in Pyruvate

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Collect 1 mL random whole blood EDTA (lavender-top), sodium or lithium heparin (dark green-top), or fluoride oxalate (gray-top) tube and immediately mix with 1 mL ice cold 7% or 8% Perchloric Acid. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 30 Days; Frozen: 90 Days

Test Volume Required

1 mL Supernatant Fluid

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Supernatant Fluid

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate supernatant as soon as possible.


CPT Codes

84210


Revised

01-12-17

Initials

SL