Lactate/Pyruvate ratio CSF
A clean tap CSF (no blood). Prefer 0.5 mL
Deliver to lab as soon as possible on ice.
Collection Instructions for Pyruvate/Lactate Ratio
If overnight - Frozen
Centrifuge CSF, freeze 500 uL clear supernatant as soon as possible
Pyruvate 30 – 165 umol/L
Lactate 1.1 – 2.3 mmol/L
L/P ratio 12 – 19
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Unacceptable samples: blood contaminated samples and samples not frozen within 2 hours of collection. Lactate levels are analysed in Core Biochemistry if pyruvate not required.
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