Container: Serum (Gold top)

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: Note new reference ranges from 14/11/22: Age dependent: 0-14 days <1020 U/L; 15 days-1 year <380 U/L; 1-10 years <270 U/L; 10+ 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