LDH (LD,Lactate Dehydrogenase)

Message
Separate cells with max limit of 2hrs from the time of collection.

Test Code
LDH

Preferred Specimen
1 mL Serum(SST) or plasma(Lithium heparin or Sodium heparin)

Instructions
"Do not use EDTA, sodium fluoride or potassium oxalate collection tube. Should not be added on to specimen already refrigerated. SST acceptable
Testing Frequency: Performed as ordered"

Transport Container
PST at Room Temp

Transport Temperature
Room Temp-Do not refrigerate

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 3 days Room Temp-Do not refrigerate

Methodology
Lactate to pyruvate 37° IFCC Enzymes

Reference Range
"M Up to 199 Years 87 - 241 U/L
F Up to 199 Years 84 - 246 U/L"



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.