|Test||PYRUVIC ACID, BLOOD|
|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|