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  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

    Test Name:Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
    Epic Order Code:LAB96  
    CPT Code:83615  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hrs day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour  
     Routine: 2 hours  
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma/serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range: Male U/LFemale U/L
     1 - 31 days:125 - 735145 - 765
     31 days - 1 yr:170 - 450190 - 420
     1 - 4 yrs:155 - 345165 - 395
     4 - 7 yrs:155 - 345135 - 345
     7 - 10 yrs:145 - 300140 - 280
     10 - 13 yrs:120 - 325120 - 260
     13 - 16 yrs:120 - 290100 - 275
     16 - 18 yrs:105 - 235105 - 230
     > 18 yrs:135 - 225135 - 214
    Additional Information:Contamination with erythrocytes will elevate results, because the analyte level in erythrocytes is higher than in normal sera. The level of interference may be variable depending on the content of analyte in the lysed erythrocytes.