Lab Test : Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), Fluid

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Alternate:Fluid LDH
Includes:Lactate Dehydrogenase
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:FLDH
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 2 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Body Fluid
Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Sterile spinal fluid collection tube or sterile container
Temperature:Must be delivered to laboratory within 30 minutes after collection.
Rejection:In transport longer than 30 minutes.
Normal:N/A
Uses:LDH activity is present in all cells of the body and is invariably found only in the cytoplasm of the cell. In tissue damage very high levels of the enzyme are released.
Limitations:Hemolysis will cause a false increase in lactate dehyrogenase.
Method:Biochromatic rate (NAD/NADH)
 

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