LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE TOTAL, BODY FLUID

Specimen Required
Specimen source required. Collect CSF, centrfuge to remove cellular material and send 1.0 mL fluid (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Pericardial fluid, Peritoneal/Ascites Fluid, Pleural fluid or Synovial fluid

Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 6 weeks

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeLDTBF
CPT-4 Code (s)
83615
LOINC Codes
Lactate Dehydrogenase Total, Body Fluid:   14803-1  
LDH Fluid Source:   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory