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Test ID: PYRC    
Pyruvate, Spinal Fluid

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Additional Testing Requirements

This test does not calculate the lactate:pyruvate ratio. To obtain this information, both this test and LABF / Lactate, Body Fluid must be ordered. The ratio can be calculated from the results obtained from these tests.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen from vial 2.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. Biochemical Genetics Patient Information (T602) in Special Instructions.

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Inborn Errors of Metabolism Test Request (T798) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
CSFFrozen (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days