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Test Code 1108 Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), Pleural Fluid

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Enzymatic (Lactate to Pyruvate)

Literature References:

Package insert: Lactate dehydrogenase LDH IFCC reagent. Roche Corporation, 05/2015.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Pleural fluid

Container/Tube: See Body Fluid Collection Guidelines under Special Instructions
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Additional Information: Indicate fluid type on specimen container.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday
Turnaround Time:
STAT: 1 hour after receipt in laboratory
Routine: 2 to 4 hours after receipt in laboratory

Reference Values

No established reference intervals.

Results are reported in Units/L.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Analyte Stability:

Not established; performed upon receipt

Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Core lab. If specimen is received in a Vacutainer, check procedure to confirm suitability. Centrifuge upon receipt. Apply blue tape to the specimen aliquot tube. Deliver to the Cobas 8000. Completed specimen is stored frozen for 30 days. 

Specimen Transport Temperature


Special Instructions

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Lacate Dehydrogenase, Pleural Fluid 2530-0