Pyruvate, Blood


Used to evaluate oxygen deprivation and severity of circulatory failure.


Pyruvate may be increased in severe muscular work or muscle disorders, muscular dystrophy, severe heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, thiamin deficiency and Reye’s syndrome.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

Whole Blood with 7% Perchloric Acid Room Temperature

Special Precautions

Freezing is not recommended. Patient should be in a fasting and resting state.

Normal Range

By report

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