Imperial Collage Healthcare

Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)

Test Background
LDH is ubiquitous throughout the body and exists in several isoforms which are nominally localised to certain tissue types. Release into the vasculature typically correlates with tissue injury and is proportional to the degree of insult. Elevations of serum LDH may be observed in kidney and liver disease, haemolytic anaemia, pancreatitis, CVA and pulmonary and intestinal infarction.

Clinical Indications
Monitoring of established pancreatitis Diagnosis and management of haemolytic and pernicious anaemia

Reference Range
Adult: 125-243 IU/L Less than 1 month: 125-500 IU/L

Sample Required
SST (gold top)

Sample Volume
0.5 mL

Turnaround Time
1 day

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