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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. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days. 

Specimen Transport Temperature


Special Instructions

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Lactate dehydrogenase 14804-9