Pyruvate Kinase Assay
Label Mnemonic: PYRK
Epic Lab Code: LAB3941
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
1 mL whole blood
Turn Around Time:
1-2 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
4.6-11.2 U/g Hemoglobin
Comments:
Patients who have recently received transfusions have normal donor cells that may mask PK deficient erythrocytes. If a recent hemolytic episode has occurred wait for at least 30 days for testing so that both young and old erythrocytes will be tested.
Methodology:
Quantitative Enzymatic
CPT Code:
84220