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Test Code LDH LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE

Performing Laboratory

Porter Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Blood
Container/Tube: Tiger top, serum gel
Also Acceptable: Green top (Lithium Heparin)
Specimen Volume: Full tube, submit 05 mL serum
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Collection Instructions:
1. Send specimen in original tube.
2. If there is a delay in transport of >1 hour, centrifuge tube.
3. Centrifuged samples are stable for 3 days at room temperature.
• Do not refrigerate

Specimen Transport Temperature

Room Temperature

Days Performed

Daily; Available STAT

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83615

Normal Reference Values

• 85 – 227 Male
• 81 – 234 Female

Critical Values

None