Evaluation of nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia
Evaluation of neonatal anemia or jaundice
Evaluation of unexplained noninfectious hepatic failure
Evaluation of unexplained iron overload
Evaluation of unusually severe hemoglobin S trait
Evaluation of unusually severe glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
Investigating families with pyruvate kinase deficiency to determine inheritance pattern and for genetic counseling.
> or =12 months of age: 5.5-12.4 U/g Hb. Reference values have not been established for patients who are less than12 months of age.
- Pyruvate Kinase (PK), Erythrocytes
Collect specimen in a yellow top (ACD) solution B tube. Send 6 mL (minimum 1 mL) of intact whole blood. Refrigerate. Do not transfer blood to other containers.
Test sent to Mayo Clinic Laboratories.