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Lactate Dehydrogenase

Alias: LDH

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: To help identify the cause and location of tissue damage in the body, and to monitor its progress. LDH is elevated in a wide variety of conditions reflecting its wide spread tissue distribution.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Samples stored at +4C are unsuitable for analysis
Maximum add on time
Not allowed if stored in fridge Add on same day
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
less than 15dys - 309 - 1222 U/L
15dys to less than 1 yr - 163 - 452 U/L
1yr to less than 10yrs - 192 - 321 U/L
RR for Female
10yrs to less 15yrs - 157 - 272U/L
RR for Male
10yrs to less 15yrs - 170 - 283 U/L
RR for Male and Female
15yrs to less than 19yrs - 130 - 250 U/L
19yrs & above - 125 - 220 U/L
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 03-05-2024