Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), Plasma or Serum

Test Code
LD - NOCO


CPT Codes
83615

Preferred Specimen
1 mL Plasma Green top (Lithium Heparin)


Minimum Volume
0.5 mL
Note: For neonate requirements see Neonate Minimum Blood Volumes


Other Acceptable Specimens
1 mL serum from SST or Red Top


Specimen Stability
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Li Hep Refrigerated 48 hours
Serum SST Refrigerated 48 hours
Red Top – Separated* Refrigerated 48 hours
 
*Centrifuge and aliquot into a plastic vial.


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Mild hemolysis


Methodology
Oxidative Bichromatic Rate

Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously


Report Available
Same day


Reference Range
MALE
0 - 20 days: 225 - 600 IU/L
20 days - 15 years: 120 - 300 IU/L
15 - 150 years: 135 - 225 IU/L

FEMALE
0 - 20 days: 225 - 600 IU/L
20 days - 15 years: 120 - 300 IU/L
15 - 150 years: 135 - 214 IU/L


Performing Laboratory
McKee Medical Center Laboratory
North Colorado Medical Center Laboratory
Banner Fort Collins Medical Center
Sterling Regional Medical Center



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.