Lactate/ Pyruvate ratio


Lactate/ Pyruvate ratio

Also known as


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Sending address

Chemical Pathology Reception
Level 1, Camelia Botnar Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street

Laboratory service

Chemical Pathology

Sample requirements

Whole blood or CSF precipitated into ice cold perchloric acid. See protocol

Reference range

Interpretative report

Turnaround time

1 - 2 weeks

Disease / group

Inborn error of metabolism, investigation of lactic acidosis, mitochondrial disorders.


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Not required

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