Pyruvic Acid, CSF
0080312
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Mnemonic
PYRU CSF
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
1) Immediately after CSF is collected, add exactly 1 mL CSF to a chilled pyruvate collection tube containing 2 mL 8% (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
CSF not prepared as indicated in specimen preparation instructions.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
0.060-0.190 mmol/L
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
84210
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0080312Pyruvic Acid, CSF
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Cross References
  • Pyruvate (Pyruvic Acid, CSF)
  • Pyruvic Acid