Clinics and Departments

Laboratory Services

Lab Dept:

Other Fluids

Test Name:

LDH, FLUID

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FLDH (specify fluid type)

Synonyms:

Lactate Dehydrogenase, Fluid; LD, Fluid

CPT Codes:

83615 – Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD),(LDH)

Test Includes:

Fluid LDH in U/L

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for the differentiation of transudate versus exudate.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

Minneapolis:

Saint Paul:

 

612-813-6280

651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

4 hours

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Body fluid (specify fluid type)

Container:

Green top (Li Heparin) tube

Draw Volume:

0.6 mL fluid

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL fluid, spun

Collection:

Dependant on fluid type

Special Processing:

N/A

Patient Preparation:

N/A

Sample Rejection:

Viscous or highly colored fluids are unacceptable.

Interpretive

Reference Range:

No reference ranges established

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Enzymatic, 37║C

References:

LDI Flex« reagent cartridge insert sheet PN 717054.001 (Issue Date 2009-08-17) Rev. B

Clinical Significance, Dade Behring Inc., Glasgow Business Community, Mailbox 531, P.O. Box 6101, Newark, Delaware 19714

Jacobs & DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook (2001) Lexi-Comp, Inc, Hudson, OH, 5th Edition

Biorad Liquichek Unassayed Chemistry Control Product Insert (10/2005) Bio-Rad Laboratories, Irvine, CA 92618



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