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Test Code LDH Lactate Dehydrogenase, Plasma or Serum

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Chemistry

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Serum

Container/Tube:  Serum gel tube(s) or Plain, red-top tube(s)

Volume:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions: Avoid hemolysis

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

Alternate:

Plasma

Container/Tube:  Green-top (heparin) tube(s)

Volume:  1 mL of heparinized plasma

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions: Avoid hemolysis

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

Reference Values

Males

0-11 months:  934-2150 U/L

1-6 years:  500-920 U/L

7-9 years:  420-750 U/L

10-13 years:  432-700 U/L

14-18 years:  360-730 U/L

≥19 years:  313-618 U/L

Females

0-11 months:  934-2150 U/L

1-6 years:  500-920 U/L

7-9 years:  420-750 U/L

10-13 years:  380-770 U/L

14-18 years:  390-580 U/L

≥19 years:  313-618 U/L

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday