Ordering Recommendation

Refer to aruplab.com/bodyfluids for clinical indications and interpretive information.

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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

CSF, Pericardial, Peritoneal/Ascites, Pleural, or Synovial 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

Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens collected in EDTA, potassium oxalate, or sodium fluoride. Hemolyzed specimens. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.

Remarks

Specimen source must be provided.

Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 6 weeks

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

For information on body fluid reference ranges and/or interpretive guidance visit https://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/

Compliance Category

Modified FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83615

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020505 Lactate Dehydrogenase Total, Body Fluid 14803-1
2013054 LDH Fluid Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • Body Fluids
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase Body Fluids
  • LD
  • LD CSF
  • LDH
Lactate Dehydrogenase Total, Body Fluid