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Test Code 1213 Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Enzymatic (Lactate to Pyruvate)

Literature References:

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

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma-Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

Container/Tube: Mint-green top (lithium heparin)
Specimen Volume: Full tube

Additional Information: Do not confuse with #1515 Lactic Acid, Plasma.

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

100-250 Units/L

Literature Reference:

Tietz, Burtis CA, Ashwood ER, Bruns DE eds: Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics 5th ed: Chapter 22, p. 565, Elsevier, St. Louis, MO 2012.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Alternate Tube:

1 dark green-top (lithium heparin) tube
1 red-top tube
Analyte Stability:

See Analyte Stability Chart in Special Instructions.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Core Lab.  Processed by automated line for delivery to the Cobas 8000. Test performed in North Campus Laboratory. Centrifuge upon receipt and deliver to the Modular. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days. 

Specimen Transport Temperature


Special Instructions

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Lactate dehydrogenase 14804-9