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Pyruvate - Plasma

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Due to the complex pre-analytical requirements, Austin Pathology DOES NOT offer blood collection for this test.

Clinicians are advised to review the clinical need for the test especially in the setting of a non-elevated lactate level.

Where a clinician feels testing is warranted, and for paediatric patients, it is suggested that patients present to the Pathology collection rooms at Royal Childrens Hospital.

For adult patients, clinicians must contact the Chemical Pathologist (03) 9496 5140.

Further information may be found on the VCGS website:

Not Applicable
Test not available
Test not available
Additional Collection Instructions

Collect lithium heparin on ice and send immediately to laboratory. 

Minimum Adult Volume
Minimum Paediatric Volume