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Test Code LDH Lactate Dehydrogenase

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

Mint green top with gel separator

Preferred Volume

4 mL

UCMC Collection Instructions

Rejection criteria:   hemolyzed specimens

Availability

24/7

Turnaround Time

3 hours

STAT Availability

Available

Test Usage

Assists in the  investigation of a variety of diseases involving the heart, liver, muscle, kidney, lung, and blood.

Test Methodology

Spectrophotometric, kinetic

Additional Information

Increases in serum LD also are seen following a myocardial infarction

CPT Code

83615

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Reference Range

116 – 245 IU/L

Critical Results

None

Test Limitations

Red blood cells contain much more lactate dehydrogenase (LD) than serum. A hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

Minimum Volume

2 mL

Test Includes

quantitative determination of lactate dehydrogenase in plasma

Fee Code

43422

Synonyms

LDH, LD