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Pyruvate, Blood

Test ID: PYRU

Test

Method

Enzymatic

Report Includes

Pyruvate

Specimens

Whole blood (Heparin)

Test Location

Sunnybrook Health Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON M4N 3M5

Test Version

23-Aug-2023

Specimen

Specimens

Whole blood (Heparin)

Sample Volume

2 mL

Collection & Handling

Handling Information

Submit supernatant from 2 mL whole blood (heparin) precipitated with 4 mL cold 0.8 mol/L perchloric acid at the bedside. Store and send frozen.
Important Note: Because this test is available for whole blood or CSF, and because both specimen types must be acid-precipitated and submitted as supernatant aliquots, it is very important that you identify on the requisition the original specimen type processed, i.e., whole blood.

Stability

If the specimen thaws, it is unsuitable for analysis.

Rejection Criteria

Specimen Untreated or not frozen

Test Version

23-Aug-2023

Performance / Interpretation

Method

Enzymatic

Turnaround Time

5 days

Results

Name Units Reference Range Conversion Factor
Pyruvate µmol/L
  • 50 - 180
mg/dL x 114

Test Location

Sunnybrook Health Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON M4N 3M5

Test Version

23-Aug-2023

Interface / Setup

Test Version

23-Aug-2023