Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD), Pericardial, Peritoneal, or Pleural Fluid

This test can be done on Pericardial Fluid, Peritoneal Fluid, and Pleural Fluid.  Any other fluid type must be sent to a reference laboratory.
  • For LD on CSF send to SQL Cerner code LDSF - Lactate Dehydrogenase LD, CSF. 
  • For LD on Synovial fluid order ESOT to ARUP Test code 0020505 - Lactate Dehyrogenase Total, Body Fluid.

Test Code

Alias/See Also
LDH Body Fluid

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1.0 mL Pericardial Fluid, Peritoneal Fluid, or Pleural Fluid in Sterile container

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

  • Indicate specimen source
  • Centrifuge to remove any cellular material

Specimen Stability
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Pericardial Fluid, Peritoneal Fluid, Pleural Fluid Ambient 48 hours
Refrigerate 48 hours

Oxidative Bichromatic Rate

Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Report Available
Same day

Reference Range
No established reference values

Performing Laboratory
North Colorado Medical Center Laboratory

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.