Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

PYRUVIC ACID (PYRUVATE),B

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2960         Geisinger Epic ID: 6971

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Minimum 2 mL blood mixed with 2 mL acid.
Special notes:
***THIS TEST SHOULD ONLY BE COLLECTED AT GMC OR GWV*** Collect Two full lavender top tubes. Immediately mix with 4.5 mL ice cold 7% perchloric acid. Specify on tube volume of blood and acid used.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Let mixture stand for 10 minutes and centrifuge. Separate from cells then respin the aliquot and separate one more time from the top down with a pipette to eliminate all red cells. Submit supernatant fluid for assay. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 1 month. Frozen: 3 months (-20°).
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature specimen unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Protein-free filtrate 0.30-1.50 mg/dL.
CPT code(s):
84210
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Pyruvic acid.
Methodology:
Enzymatic
Synonyms:
Pyruvate, PYRUA
Quest test code 765

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday; Report available: 1 day.    
Performed stat? No
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