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Order Code LDH Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD),  Serum Only

Important Note

Serum Only  - plain red or SST acceptable

MUST BE TRANSPORTED AMBIENT

Useful For

Monitoring of a variety of diseases involving the heart, liver, muscle, kidney, lung or blood

Specimen Requirements

Note:  Serum must be removed from cells within 2 hours of collection

 Specimen Type: Serum only

Preferred: Plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Pediatric (minimum) volume: 0.5 mL serum from an red MICROTAINER tube

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Requirements

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Ambient 3 days
  Refrigerated NO
  Frozen NO

 

Reference Values

81-234 U/L

Performing Laboratory

Ridgeview Medical Center Laboratory

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Bichromatic rate

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83615