Synonyms: Pyruvic Acid, Blood
Computer Code: (RPYR)
Specimen Collection: Collect blood in pre-chilled gray top tube. Deliver to lab on wet ice. Patient should be fasting.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Add an equal amount of perchloric acid to collected blood (1:1 ratio), shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Place in refrigerator for 5 minutes. Centrifuge for 5 to 10 minutes, remove supernatant. Refrigerate clear supernatant immediately. If supernatant is not clear, centrifuge again. Min 0.2 mL supernatant.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 5 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 84210
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII