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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), Body Fluid

Performing Laboratory

Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.

Methodology

Enzymatic

Specimen Requirements

Heparinized dark green lithium heparin; no GEL; Sterile plastic specimen container.

5 mL of body fluid.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and request form.    LDH is stable 3 days at room temperature (20-25°C).   Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Reference Values

No established reference values

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83615