PK - Overview: Pyruvate Kinase, Erythrocytes

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: PK    
Pyruvate Kinase, Erythrocytes

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

Evaluation of nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia


Evaluation of neonatal anemia


Evaluation of unusually severe hemoglobin S trait


Evaluation of unusually severe glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency


Investigating families with pyruvate kinase deficiency to determine inheritance pattern and for genetic counseling

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

Kinetic Spectrophotometry (KS)

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


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

Pyruvate Kinase, RBC

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

PK (Pyruvate Kinase)
Pyruvate Kinase (RBC)
Chronic nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia