CPT Code


Specimen Type


Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow


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

Performing Lab

Principle Laboratory - Dallas
6210 N Belt Line Rd
Irving, TX 75063

Principle Laboratory - Houston
16840 Buccaneer Ln
Suite 281
Houston, TX 77058