Lab Test : Lactate Dehydrogenase

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Alternate:LDH; LD
Includes:LDH
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:LDH
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.2 mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Transport to lab within 30 minutes.
Rejection:N/A
Normal:208-274 IU/L
Uses:LDH is an intracellular enzyme found in body tissue that is released after tissue damage. Elevations are found in cardiac diseases including MI, liver disease and lung disease. High levels occur in renal infarct, without significant elevation of SGOT, SGPT and alkaline phosphatase.
Limitations:Hemolysis may cause false elevations in LDH results.
Method:Biochromatic rate (NAD/NADH)
 

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