Lactate/Pyruvate Ratio


Test Information

Test Name

Lactate/Pyruvate Ratio

Preferred Specimen

Whole blood in special L/Pyr tube at bedside

Testing Location

Referral


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Preparation

  • Refer to Test Reference Manual
  • Patient should be unstressed and resting

Processing Information

Registration Code

LP

Notes

  • DO NOT refrigerate
  • DO NOT centrifuge
  • Biochemistry to re-weigh and record weight of L/P tube with blood added but without barcode attached

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Refer patient to Waikato Hospital Laboratory 0800 452 283


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

External Lab Website