Pyruvate - blood
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Specimen collection requirements should be discussed with the laboratory. Tourniquet use should be avoided.
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|Application||Classification of genetic lactic acidosis, differentiating primary pyruvic acidaemia from lactic acidaemia.|
Elevated lactate/pyruvate ratio indicates primary lactic acidosis.
Normal lactate/pyruvate ratio indicates primary pyruvic acidosis (eg, pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency).
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