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Synonyms: Pyruvic Acid, Blood 
Computer Code: (RPYR)
Specimen Collection: Obtain chilled pyruvate tube containing Perchloric Acid from Clinical Chemistry prior to draw. Follow instructions on tube. (Collect whole blood into syringe, add indicated amount of whole blood to pyruvate tube and mix well. Place pyruvate tube on ice.). Patient should be fasting. 
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove supernatant. Refrigerate clear supernatant immediately. If supernatant is not clear, centrifuge again. Min 0.2 mL supernatant. 
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.  
Lab Code: CC REF 
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA 
Routine TAT: 14 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 84210 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: R
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/28/2016
Time: 19:54:39 (24hr)