Pyruvic Acid PYRUV
Green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube. Immediately after blood is drawn, add exactly 1 mL whole blood to a chilled pyruvate collection tube containing perchloric acid. Pyruvate collection tubes may be obtained by calling Customer Service at 315-461-3008. Collect Monday - Friday Only. Mix well for 30 seconds then place in an ice bath for 10 minutes. Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 1500 x g. Decant 2 mL supernatant into a standard transport tube and freeze.
|Transport||2 mL supernatant, frozen. (Min: 1 mL) CRITICAL FROZEN.|
Patient should be fasting and at complete rest. Patient should avoid any exercise of the arm or hand before or during collection. Draw the specimen without the use of a tourniquet or within three minutes of applying the tourniquet, but before releasing the tourniquet.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 4 weeks
|Unacceptable Conditions||If less than 1 mL of blood is added to collection tube, pH of the supernatant will be too low for testing to be performed.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
0.030-0.107 mmol/L (venous blood)