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Test Code WBC PDC WBC Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex

Important Note

Requires advance scheduling. Contact Send Outs Department (x2563) to schedule.

Clinical System Name

WBC Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Yellow Top/ACD

Preferred Vol: See Comments

Minimum Vol: See Comments


Notes: Volume required depends on patient age. Contact send outs dept (x2563) to schedule. Also, requires 20 mL whole blood in ACD from an unrelated control. Send scheduled patient sample and control blood to lab together.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Do not spin.  Affix large Cerner labels to patient sample(s) and place in room temp send-outs rack. Alert Send-outs team.


Off-site collection: No off-site collection.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Room temp  
Whole blood Refrigerated  
Whole blood Frozen  



N 3 w


Performing Laboratory





11100 Euclid Ave

Wearn Room 649

Cleveland, OH 44106


Phone Number:

(216) 844-1286

Reference Range

Interpretive report is provided.


Method: Radioactive enzyme assay

Analytical Volume:


CPT Codes

For additional information, please contact Laboratory Client Services at 206-987-2617.

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex
Reference Test Number:  
Instructions: Call CIDEM at 216-844-1286 to schedule and get volume required (depends on age of patient). Ship to CIDEM at room temperature, avoid freezing sample. Send overnight via FedEX. CIDEM does not accept Saturday delivery.