|Plain tube no gel|
Perchloric Acid must be added to the tube before blood is collected. Please conatact laboratory for details.
Measurement of pyruvate may be useful in the diagnosis of some genetic disorders of pyruvate metabolism and the respiratory chain. Lactate/pyruvate ratios are an indicator of redox status and pyruvate is almost always measured in conjunction with lactate. Intial measurement of the lactate level should always be performed as this may avoid the need for the pyruvate level to be measured.
Laboratory Use Only