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Test ID: PYR    
Pyruvic Acid, Blood

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011


NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening for possible disorders of mitochondrial metabolism, when used in conjunction with blood lactate collected at the same time to determine the lactate-to-pyruvate ratio

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Pyruvic Acid, B

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain Defects
Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain Disorders
PDH (Pyruvate Dehydrogenase) Deficiency
PDHC (Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex)
Pyruvate Carboxylase Deficiency
Pyruvate Decarboxylase Deficiency
Pyruvate Dehydrogenase (PDH) Deficiency
Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex (PDHC)
Pyruvate, Blood
Lactate to Pyruvate Ratio (LAA / Lactate, Plasma needs to be drawn at the same time, but has different specimen requirements)