Test directory: Pyruvic Acid

Ordering Code5422
Test NamePyruvic Acid
Preferred Specimen*
Preferred ContainerProtein Free Filtrate from EDTA (Lavender)
Optimum Volume4 mL
Other: Protein-free filtrate in Perchloric Acid tube.
Collection InstructionsCall DLS Client Services to schedule test
Caution: Acid - prevent skin contact
Collection site must have the 7% Perchloric Acid prior to collecting the specimen (Contact Client Services to obtain)
Draw 1 Large lavender top tube
Outpatient DLS Lab collections can only be performed at
DLS Kapahulu.
Handling InstructionsImmediately after collection, mix 4 mL of whole blood with equal amounts (4 mL) of ice cold 7% Perchloric Acid. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes, then centrifuge. Separate and send all of the clear supernatant in an aliquot tube at refrigerated temperature. Indicate on the requisition the volumes of blood and Perchloric Acid used.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 1 Month
Frozen: 3 Months
Rejection CriteriaAmbient, Plasma other than EDTA, Not processed immediately with perchloric acid
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 7 Days
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

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