Diagnostic Testing Service

Pyruvate kinase deficiency (GCB017)

Specimen type

EDTA whole blood


  • Pyruvate kinase deficiency is an inherited hemolytic anemia caused by a defect in the enzyme pyruvate kinase.
  • Affected dogs may show lack of energy, low exercise tolerance and fatigue in dogs that appear otherwise fit.
  • Labrador Retriever, Labradoodle, Beagle