Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Test Usage

Evaluation of metabolic acidosis particularly pyruvic acidosis.

Reference Range *

0.03 - 0.13 meq/l (0.03-0.13 mmol/L)

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday, one run per day
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
PYRUV
MiChart Code
Pyruvic Acid
Synonyms
  • Pyruvate
  • PYRUV
  • PYRUVATE LEVEL
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Special Chemistry
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Pyruvate specimens cannot be drawn at off-site blood draw stations. Onsite Michigan Medicine blood draw stations may obtain pyruvate tubes containing 4 mL of chilled 8% perchloric acid from the chemical pathology laboratory; keep tubes refrigerated until use. Collect and process blood sample according to procedure listed on instruction sheet accompanying collection tubes. Transport specimen to the laboratory IMMEDIATELY following collection. Do not transport Pyruvic Acid specimens via the pneumatic tube system.

Special Handling

Place on ice immediately and deliver to lab within 15 minutes or process according to Offsite Collection below.

Alternate Specimen
CSF samples are acceptable. 1mL minimum required. Place in sterile tube or container; Do NOT collect in 8% perchloric acid. (11/98)
Rejection Criteria
Specimen >15 minutes in transit to the laboratory.
Normal Volume
4 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL whole blood
Billing
CPT Code
84210
Fee Code
22234
LOINC
2905-8
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