Pyruvate kinase (PK)

Disease

PK deficiency.

Description

Pyruvate kinase (PK) is an essential enzyme in the glucose degradation pathway (glycolysis).

OMIM

266200

Method

Spectrophotometry

Price

€ 250
Please note that G6PD and PK activities are always measured in parallel and cannot be requested separately. Costs include measurement of both enzymes.

Materials:


Whole EDTA blood

  • Test material: Erythrocytes.
  • Conditions: Send preferably at 4°C, NOT frozen (otherwise at room temperature).
  • Specifics: 2-5 ml EDTA blood of the patient should be sent at 4°C (if not possible at room temperature) in clearly labeled (with name of patient and date of birth), tightly capped tubes, wrapped in protective material, placed in a sealed plastic bag and shipped by courier service in a Styrofoam shipping box. Blood samples need to arrive in our laboratory within 48 hours after drawing. Include one blood sample as a control for shipment conditions. Please complete the test request form and send it along with the sample.
  • TAT: 2 weeks.