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Pyruvate - Blood

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic Blood: BGLBL

BGL Test Name field: Pyruvate
Specimen Requirements

1 x 2 mL grey top sodium fluoride whole blood

Minimum 0.5 mL whole blood

Patient must be fasting for 4 hours (including discontinuation of IV dextrose) and must be at rest for 30 minutes prior to collection.

Blood must be drawn WITHOUT a tourniquet.

This test must be ordered in conjunction with Lactate - Blood. Both tests will be performed on the same sample.

This test must be booked at the ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab (403-955-7379) at least 24 hours in advance and collected at ACH with a member of the ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab present. An ACH Calgary Laboratory Services collection staff is also required to process the sample and must be booked by calling 403-955-7244. Off-site collections will not be performed.

Specimen Handling Send a copy of the requisition with the specimen.
Additional Information Test will NOT be performed if patient has NOT had a previous elevated blood lactate level. 
Testing Location ACH Biochemical Genetics Lab
Testing Frequency Upon request.
Alternate Name(s) Lactate/Pyruvate Ratio - Blood; L/P Ratio - Blood
Reference Interval Provided on test report.