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Michael J. Palmieri Metabolic Disease Laboratory

Lactate Pyruvate (Blood)

  • LIS Mnemonic: PYRLACBLD

    Collect

    Pyruvate/Lactate Tube (8% Perchloric acid)

    Volume Required

    1.0 mL EXACTLY

    Minimum Required

    N/A

    Transport

    On ice

    Stability

    24 hours @ 5°C

    Processing

    Refrigerate overnight. Spin mark volume on tube, freeze supernatant in separate tube. Send both tubes to Metabolic. If sending specimen from outside CHOP, send on dry ice by overnight courier (Mon-Thurs only).

    Unacceptable conditions

    room temperature or thawed

Days Performed

Friday

Reported

7-10 days

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

84210 / 83605

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