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ID:113 Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
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DescriptionLDH is a tumour marker for blood malignancies. Can also be used as a marker for diagnosis and treatment of liver disease (acute viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, metastatic carcinoma) and cardiac disease (MI) and tumours (lung, kidney).
IndicationUsed in the investigation and monitoring of haematological malignancies.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationIf increased in lymphoma may indicate a poor prognosis.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsUse Gold top (serum gel) only. Lithium heparin (Green/Yellow top) tubes are not suitable.
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Weekdays

Ref. Range (Male)160 - 430
Ref. Range (Female)160 - 430
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsiu/L
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : MC. Review due on 04/11/2015 11:47:04. Published By S.bennett on 04/11/2014 11:47:04.