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8657M
PYRUVIC ACID, BLOOD

Test Code 8657M 
Test PYRUVIC ACID, BLOOD 
Methodology Spectrophotometry (SP) 
Specimen Use special collection tube containing 2.5 mL of 6%
perchloric acid (Mayo Supply T012) to which blood will be transferred.
Draw enough blood from a fasting patient (at least 4 hours) directly into syringe to add exactly 1.0 mL of blood to the special collection tube. Once drawn, immediately transfer 1.0 mL of blood to special collection tube, shake vigorously to mix, and send specimen refrigerated.

Note: Please check expiration date on special collection tube before use. 

Reference Values 0.08 - 0.16 mmol/L 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
CPT Code(s) 84210