Laboratory: Hematology
Test Name:
PYRUVATE KINASE ASSAY HSC - (B)
Test Code: PKQ
Clinical Information:
Collect samples Monday-Wednesday only (please see lab notes).  Assay only performed. Blood transfusions within the last 3 months invalidate test results.
Must be ordered by Hematologist or approved by Hematopathologist on RBC Investigation Service.
Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
1 - EDTA 4 mL NO GEL Tube(s) - Full Tube Collection  - Must be delivered to Central Services, MS551, Heath Sciences Centre, immediately after collection.
Specimen Required:
Blood: 3.0 mL

Grossly hemolyzed samples will be rejected.
Referral:
Whole Blood: 3.0 mL
Requisition:
Reference Values:
See Report.
Availability:
Specific days
Must be ordered by Hematologist or approved by Hematopathologist on RBC Investigation Service prior to collection
See Also:
More Information:
Store and send at 4 degrees C.  Do not freeze.
 
Sample referred to Mayo (unit code: 8659, ordering mnemonic: PK) for processing and analysis.  Must be performed within 5 days of collection; therefore sample should be collected and received in the HSC Lab Monday to Wednesday only.
 
EDTA 4 mL NO GEL Tube(s) - Full Tube Collection
Manufacturer: Becton Dickinson & Company

Catalogue #: 367861