LDH (Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase)

LDH (Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase)

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LDH (Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description:
An enzyme that is found in almost all of the body’s cells, but only a small amount of it is usually detectable in the blood. LDH is released from the cells into the bloodstream when cells are damaged or destroyed. Because of this, the LDH test can be used as a general marker of injury to cells.

Methodology
Spectrophotometry (SP)

Clinical Significance
Elevations in serum lactate dehydrogenase occur from myocardial infarction, liver disease, pernicious and megaloblastic anemia, pulmonary emboli, malignancies, and muscular dystrophy

Alternative Name(s)
LDH, LD

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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