What is the lactate and pyruvate blood test?

Also known as: lactate and pyruvate blood test, lactate to pyruvate ratio.

A lactate and pyruvate blood test is helpful in evaluating for several disorders related to mitochondrial metabolism that may be present at birth. These disorders tend to cause problems such as neurological dysfunction and/or myopathic dysfunction. Specifically, the test measures the ratio of lactate to pyruvate in the blood.


Reviewed by: Sajel L Kana, MD

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