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Test Code FLDH LDH, FLUID

Method

Rate Reflectance Spectrophotometry

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
LDH, Fluid 83615

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Sterile Container Pleural or Peritoneal Fluid only

Refrigerate

2 mL 1 mL 0.2 mL

 

Instrumentation

Ortho Vitros

LOINC Code Information

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
FLDH LDH, Fluid 2529-6

 

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / 24 Hours / Available STAT

Reference Range

Pleural Fluid

Suggestive of exudate if fluid cholesterol is > 45 mg/dl or fluid LDH is greater than 0.45 times the upper limit of normal serum LDH levels.

 

Peritoneal Fluid

No reference range available

Section

Chemistry-1

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes