Pyruvic Acid
0080310
Ordering Recommendation
An isolated pyruvic acid concentration has little clinical value.  Preferred test is Lactate to Pyruvate Ratio (2007935), which reports concentrations for lactate, pyruvate, and L:P ratio on the same specimen.
Mnemonic
PYRU
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Whole blood using either a syringe or green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
1) Immediately after blood is drawn, add exactly 1 mL whole blood to a chilled pyruvate collection tube containing 2 mL 8 percent  (w/v) perchloric acid. (ARUP supply #16567). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
2) Mix well for 30 seconds then place in an ice bath for 10 minutes.
3) Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 1500 x g.
4) Decant 2 mL supernatant to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze. (Min: 1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
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.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
0.030-0.107 mmol/L (venous blood)  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
84210
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0080310Pyruvic Acid
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Aliases
  • Pyruvate
  • Pyruvic Acid