Lactate Dehydrogenase Total, Body Fluid
0020505
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
LDH-FL
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Body fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Breast milk, salivary fluid, or sputum. Specimens collected in EDTA, potassium oxalate, or sodium fluoride. Hemolyzed specimens. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.  
Remarks
Indicate source on the test request form.  
Stability
After separation from cellular material: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 6 weeks  
Reference Interval
A reference interval has not been established for body fluid specimens.  
Interpretive Data
Refer to report  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83615
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020505Lactate Dehydrogenase Total, Body Fluid
0097114SR Source
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Aliases
  • Body Fluids
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase Body Fluids
  • LD
  • LD CSF
  • LDH