LDH

CPT Code

83615

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

Room Temperature, 7 days; 2-8°C, 4 days; -20°C, 6 weeks

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

A lactate dehydrogenase test has a wide range of uses for diagnosing and monitoring medical conditions. Measuring LDH can provide information about tissue and cell damage due to injury or illness. An LDH test is typically interpreted in conjunction with other tests in order to diagnose and monitor a range of diseases and conditions