Sample type: Serum

Test name: LDH a.k.a. Lactate Dehydrogenase

Special precautions & notes: Please note: Results can be artefactually raised in haemolysed samples and those that have been delayed before reaching laboratory

Reference range: Age dependent: 0-14 days <1130 U/L; 15 days-11 months <420 U/L; 1-9 years <310 U/L; 10-14 years <270 U/L; 15+ years <250 U/L

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours