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 Recent changes for Pyruvate

Recent changes for Pyruvate

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
2nd January 2019
Collection & Request Instructions

Pyruvate is very unstable and requires a special tube which is avalable from  the VCGS - Metabolic Laboratory Ph; 8341 6355. A fresh tube must be arranged for each request.

When the specimen is recieved the complete sample must be frozen immediately. Before sending the sample to VCGS, phone the laboatory to inform them it is coming.

 

Test not available.

For further information please contact chemical pathologist.

 

 

 

Processing Instructions

Write all the necessary collection details on the tube, do not add any other labels as the tube has been pre weighed. Place the pyruvate tube in a cup of ice water to cool for at least 5 mins before collection.

Draw 1 mL  ( 0.7 to 1.3 mL is acceptable ) of blood using a syringe and add this to the tube, mix well, the blood will turn chocolate brown.  TAKE CARE as the preservative in the tube is a corrosive acid. Ensure you are wearing protective gear and use safe practices. If the contents spill, wash the area well with water.

Place the specimen back into the ice water and transport immediately to the laboratory. Ensure a specimen for lactate is taken around the same time.

External Laboratory

Victorian Clinical Genetics Sevices (V.C.G.S) - Royal Childrens Hospital

Pyruvate

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
PYRB
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Not required
Collection Instructions:

Test not available.

For further information please contact chemical pathologist.

 

 

 

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