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Test Code LDH Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase, Plasma or Serum

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories

Methodology

Enzymatic

Reference Values

50-242 U/L

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83615

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Container/Tube:  Mint green-top (lithium heparin gel) tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of lithium heparin plasma

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Spin down immediately after draw.

Note:  1. Indicate plasma on request form.

2. Label specimens appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum

Container/Tube: Gold-top tube(s)

Specimen: 1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Spin down immediately after draw. If red blood cells remain above the gel layer, transfer to a plastic vial.

Note:  1. Indicate serum on request form.

2. Label specimens appropriately (serum).

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 5300145