Lactate/Pyruvate
Fasting Required: Yes

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business Days

Methodology: Enzymatic

Description: The blood lactate to pyruvate (L:P) ratio is used to distinguish between pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency and other causes of congenital lactic acidosis. Congenital lactic acidosis (CLA) is a rare disease caused by mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that affect the ability of cells to use energy and cause too much lactic acid to build up in the body, a condition called lactic acidosis.

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